To better understand all the buzz about local honey, Killer Bees Honey in Lake Toxaway offers tours in Pisgah National Forest on Thursday and Saturday mornings in August. The event takes bee fans — suited up in protective gear — to where the queen and her minions are busily gathering nectar, making some of the purest honey around. Killer Bees is situated in the so-called Sourwood Belt, home of honey that’s renowned for it certified purity and zero toxins. “Among all animals, only the honeybee enhances its environment and preys not on any other creatures,” notes owner Sean Collinsworth, who urges, “allow a queen and her subjects to share their ancient routines with you. It’s a beautiful and orchestrated life.” Included in the $85 ticket is an after-hike food-and-drink tasting and a self-poured souvenir bottle of honey. 9:30am-12:30pm. Call 828-246-6777 or go to killerbeeshoney.com to register and for more information.