Yea! For all you Yankees who have never enjoyed this southern culinary delight it is the best thing since God created dirt. On the other hand sometimes dirt taste better if the opossum is not prepared right!
What might this old goat be talking about you may ask, I am speaking about the dieing wonderful art of beelining.
A few days ago I was taking a hike in an area that joins the Talladega National Forest and stopped at a small stream to get a drink of the cold water at which time I saw several honeybees doing the same. Knowing there were no homes or farms within a five or six mile radius I returned the next day with bee box and snuff can with flower in hand and started the search.
After a full day of hiking up one hill and down another at dusty dark I found and oak tree that was 71 hand around. About 30 foot up a hole about the size of a large cantaloupe with bees flying in and out as thick as flies on a day old cow pattie.
I went back and setup a trapout and have since made three more treks in and out, two with five frame nuke boxes full of bees, each time I had to shake bees off the box and now have the fourth in place, and bees are still streaming out. Talk about survivor stock and adding diversity to and apiary this will do it. This has to be the largest colony of feral bees I have ever seen in my 72 years on the face of this earth. I would like to post more pics but I only have the one I took the day I found the tree, somewhere along the way back in to setup the trapout I lost my camera or maybe my Alzheimer's kicked in and I laid it down and forgot where I put it.http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/322/dsc03800g.jpg