There were then no bees in Kentucky, and so our hunters generally would have had no wild honey; for bees generally keep pace with, and not much precede, the advancing settlements. Hence originated the name of English flies bestowed upon them by the Indians, who used to say to each other, when they saw a swarm of bees in the woods, "Well, brothers, it is time for us to decamp, for the white people are coming."
(Draper: 2B 184; 6 S 92-93)
(Source - The Draper Manuscripts)
I had no idea honeybees were an Old World thing. Neat. :)