Honey Badgers Don’t Need A Guide

-Submitted by David Drumm (Nal), Guest Blogger

The honeyguide is a bird famous for leading humans to bee hives. The humans raid the hive of its honey and leave some of the spoils in a convenient location for the honeyguide. It’s an incredible example symbiotic behavior. It has also been claimed that honeyguides lead honey badgers to hives. This turns out to be false. The origin of the misconception may have occurred since honeyguides would follow honey badgers and partake of the badger’s leftovers. It’s also a good excuse to embed this cool video:

6 thoughts on “Honey Badgers Don’t Need A Guide”

  1. I’ve been getting a lot of e-mails lately with the subject titled ‘Honey for Heartburn”. The reflux sufferer asks the legitimacy of this common and popular remedy for acid reflux. Because I specialize in natural health and acid reflux, I run into a lot of these questions.

  2. LOL, any excuse to post the Honey Badger video is a good one. Thanks for the wake-up laugh.

    Now just you wait Nal, somebody is going to watch the Honey Badger catch his prey and see the birds and scavengers grab at the scraps and get all ‘this is a simile for the socialist slackers ripping off the wealth creators and destroying their motivation to kill anything; in a properly run society you keep what you kill’. 🙂

    (That was also the order of royal succession in a Vin Diesel movie. Hmmm, and most of human history too.)

    The narrator of the Honey Badger video has a bunch of videos on uTube:


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