Some things I found in the woods

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by NotSoSneaky, Sep 21, 2015.

  1. NotSoSneaky

    NotSoSneaky former supporter

    I was out scouting for deer last weekend and skirting the edges of a swampy area about a mile in from the road when I heard a buzzing sound. I had found a very active beehive and didn't want to get much closer so I snapped a pic from about thirty feet away. That hive is almost three feet tall and close to two feet in diameter.
    Organic honey is selling for upwards of 50 bucks a quart and all I could think of was; How much honey could I get out of that and how many times would I get stung ?

    Not enough and too many. [shoked] biglaff

    Found some interesting bracket fungi in my wanderings too.
    The large dark one is about 10 inches across, I'd never seen any orange mushroom / fungi before so I brought those back as well. What do I do with them ? They ain't for eatin', I dry and varnish them and sell them to the city folks who are too lazy to go for a walk in the woods.

    You'd be surprised what city folks will buy. I'll be picking up big pine cones by the bushel over the next few weeks. I used to make wreaths out of them but after I ran out of old wire hangers last year so I set out a basket of pinecones and sold every one. [coo]
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  2. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    Wow if they weren't Africanized bee's I would say harvest em ;) Nice pictures!
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  3. vonslob

    vonslob Monkey++

    If you are going to harvest it just make sure you do not do what the duck dynasty group did. It was a funny episode
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  4. sec_monkey

    sec_monkey SM Security Administrator

    Yep what VS said ;) :)

    You should do what uncle Phil did :) Not what uncle Si did :lol:
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  5. techsar

    techsar Monkey+++

    Hornets don't produce honey:eek:...I want to see the video, though
  6. Altoidfishfins

    Altoidfishfins Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    That looks like a hornet's nest, not a bee hive.
    Ran across one of these built in the middle of a honeysuckle bush as a kid while growing up on the east coast.
    Found out the hard way to leave white-faced hornets alone. They're aggressive and don't f--k around when disturbed. They simply take care of business. The pain from the stings last for many many hours.
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2015
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  7. duane

    duane Monkey+++

    In the interest of long term survival, it might be a good thing if you harvested that "honey" before your life depended on it. A very valuable lesson is that your knowledge may have a few false perceptions and reality can really sting.
  8. NotSoSneaky

    NotSoSneaky former supporter

    Well, be they honey bees or hornets I'm not about to go knock on their door. biglaff
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  9. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    Chicken...... [cow]
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  10. NotSoSneaky

    NotSoSneaky former supporter

    Buck-buck-buck-buck [tongue]
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  11. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    I love the chicken dance...... ahhh October fest coming around the corner!!!! [winkthumb]
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  12. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    My take on it as well.
    They work quite well throwing the hive in the local police station at night.....
    Only if you wish too make a statement...!
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  13. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    Or tucking inside an unlocked criuser at the local donut shop?;)
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