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  1. I have found, Bruce, bees in trees take unkindly to strangers without smoke, though before winter comes to The Bay (next week or next month I keep forgetting which), they are capable of contributing to the teacups of many, many of your friends. Great in bean, bread and else besides dishes…and the stings lend savory to the sweetest of dishes. If in regular hives…now I digress: good, sir, there are apiaryists(sp?) all about and even the web has at least one excellent video lesson for would-be bears. Best wishes. Wear longsleeves and put them on a volunteer whilst you watch. Delightful conundrum you poeted.

  2. We lost a couple of wild honeybee tree(limbs, really) over the past decade. The one in an old oak limb that stretched over the road would “leak” honey and comb each Spring and I organized the neighborhood kids whose parents could be told anything and we put out a tarp and a sanitary five-gallon plastic bucket. Now, bees still land in my beard and sometimes on a finger while awaiting my gardenhose to fill a water bucket to the rim so they could slake their thirsts…gentle, loving and useful creatures and like all sane life on this mudball armed with a sting! I get some good unfiltered honey at both the local brew shop and the horse hay-feed-and tack and garden store in downtown for a near century.

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