Red Honey, photography by Kevin Nunes for HUF Magazine

“Red honey is a hallucinogenic honey produced by the Himalayan honey bee, mainly found in Nepal. It is made from the nectar of various species of rhododendron flowers. These flowers are known to contain compounds called Grayanotoxins. This story depicts the toxicity of the honey.” – Kevin Nunes

“I could hear my heartbeat in my ears. I felt hot and dizzy and couldn’t sleep at all…there was also this strange buzzing-roaring sound in my ears that sounded alternatively like bees and a large waterfall…”

Photographer: Kevin Nunes
Makeup: Niti Goenka
Hair: Akshata Honawar
Stylist: Sallony Mahendru
Model: Sony Kaur