A RICH FIND OF WILD HONEY IN A PINE TREE
By S. C. Turnbo
The following story was furnished me by Peter Baughman, the pioneer hunter of Crooked Creek in the long ago.
"One day in 1858," said he, "while I and the Edmonson boys, Jack and Sam, were hunting on Sugar Orchard Creek we discovered a colony of wild bees in a pine tree. We had went out on a camp hunt of several days and were provided with wagon and oxen and vessels. When we felled the tree we took out all the honey we wanted to eat and give a portion of it to Luther Edmondson. We took the remainder of the honey to Bellfonte and sold it by weight. There were 136 pounds of rich honeycomb and allowing 11 pounds to the gallon it turned out that there were more than 12 gallons to strained honey taken out of the tree besides what we had used and give away.
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