'Honey Guide and Ratels', c 1845.
© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library
Vignette from a lithographic plate showing a honey guide (any small bird of the Indictoridae family which feeds on beeswax and insects), and a ratel (an African and Indian nocturnal, flesh-eating, burrowing animal). Taken from 'The Bee' in 'Graphic Illustrations of Animals - showing their utility to man in their services during life, and uses after death' (1845), illustrated by Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins and R K Thomas and published by Thomas Varty. Printed by J Graf, C Graf, Day and Haghe.