Rudik kept his 30+ families of bees along the highway south of Karjevan. His family was preparing a barbecue while he gave me some old bee protection to wear, and a tour of his hives. I learned how to spot the ‘’Queen”, remove racks, and extract honey, tasting the fruits of my delicious labor at the end. Rudic also pointed me in the right direction to start walking toward Khustup. I bid him farewell with my stomach full and my teeth aching and headed further south and began climbing the rolling hills toward “village’’.