Bee Lining (Bee Hunting)
Beelining is the time honored tradition of using the "beeline' or flightpath of foragers returning to the hive to help locate the hive. Bee hunters used the beelining box to capture foragers on flowers. A honeycomb with syrup scented with anise oil is then placed in the second compartment and the captured bee is allowed to enter the second chamber. The bee discovers the rich nectar source, loads up and heads for the beetree or hive. Other workers are recruited and they return to the beelining box. The direction that they fly is called the beeline and indicates the direction to the hive.