Ep17 here and we setup our Quarry underground to mine a Geode and investigate some unusual discoveries in the Mine.
Those bees prob come from the magic bees addon.
I use the quarry to strip mine under the ocean, who cares what the bottom of the ocean looks like.
I’m surprised you haven’t setup some sort of BC powered sorting system to have a single drop off point that will auto-sort your stuff for you.
I also recommend Smart Moving Mod. http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/361430-162smp-smart-moving/
I can’t play MC without it now. The climbing helps reduce the wear on your tools. Plus it lets you really swim instead of the levitation that MC uses.