headed down dobbs’ west ridge saturday, and got a closer look at the bees we (i) ran into two weeks ago.
1) they are garden variety honeybees, they are not africanized bees.
2) they are located in an area where the trail is fairly obvious and goes right by a large tree, a tree where they have established a new hive. we could see them swarming around the tree as we got close.
3) the tree / hive is located right around 8,800′ elevation.
i would keep your head up as you go up or down the ridge, as the most obvious line of travel takes you right up against their hive, we are talking within a foot or two. and i’ve got the sting to prove it. or at least i did two weeks ago haha.