Apparently chimpanzees hunt honey in Africa in the same way that people do. They follow the honeyguide bird to where the bees are. The males then go up the tree first to collect the honey and they even use tools such as stones and sticks to get at the honey!
One wonders whether the practice of apes collecting honey is more ancient than even our oldest history books give account? What is Bee Lore without the written word? Perhaps it is a story that has been handed down (and distorted) through many generations? Or maybe just a thought about something that is Bee Present like this one?