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Bees: Here’s honey of a deal

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Spearsville’s Buford Taylor has a ‘sweet’ time gathering nectar
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Beekeeper Buford Taylor prepares to lift a section of honey comb laden with honey bees from the underside of a water meter cover and transfer to one of his bee hives.

Recent showers have meant my lawn needs mowing more often than it did a year ago when heat and drought saved me a good bit in mower gas money.

While making the rounds on my mower a few days ago, I approached the water meter in my front yard which is ground level so I usually mow over it. Something caught my eye as the wheel of the mower passed within inches of the lid. Several heads popped out of the hole in the top and my immediate reaction was to skee-daddle away from what I thought was a yellow jacket nest.

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