The Craft of Bee Hunting

In this talk, we look at bee hunting—locating wild colonies of honey bees—which is one of the most fascinating games in the world.  We will review the equipment involved and the process of establishing and following beelines, which are lines of bees flying back to their secret homes.  This outdoor activity is one of infinite variety, of suspense, disappointment, perseverance, and triumph.   You go out into the fields.  Before you rises a hillside with ten thousand trees.  One of those trees is a bee tree.  With simple equipment, and special skills, you can find it!