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"What would you like on your toast?" "Marmite." 26 March, 2008

Reference Number: DCDL-0005911

Shows a mother bear giving her baby bear marmite on his toast because he is reading about 'toxic honey' in the newspaper. Refers to the poisoning of a number of people in the Coromandel area over the Easter weekend, 2008, after eating toxic honey. Toxic honey is produced as a result of bees feeding on tutu (Coriaria arborea) bushes. Toxic honey is not produced by bees visiting the flowers of tutu to gather nectar or pollen, but rather when bees gather honeydew produced by the sap sucking vine hopper insect (Scolypopa sp) feeding on tutu plants.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Cartoons (Commentary) and Digital images, related to Coromandel, Bears, Coriaria arborea, Poisonous plants, Breakfasts and Honey.

Part of:
Hawkey, Allan Charles, 1941- :[Digital cartoons published from August 2005 onwards in the Waikato Times.], Reference Number DC-Group-0014 (1110 digitised items)

Extent: 1 digital cartoon(s)Jpeg image - Resolution 300 dpi; RGB (8 bit); Pixel dimensions 2851 x 2300. Single art work

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