[col-sect][column]Paul Lokut is the leader of the Kamion Honey Group and a member of the Ik people of northeast Uganda. The Ik–among the most marginalized and impoverished people on earth–have harvested honey for centuries as a food source. Since their displacement from their traditional mountain lands in the 1960s, the Ik have found them selves caught between larger, armed tribes who raid the vulnerable Ik villages when opportunity presents itself. Certain tribes have been know to cut down whole trees to get to bee hives hung in them, destroying the hive in the process.[/column]