What block is at those coordinates? Keep in mind that since your position is -982.7, when you round it down it's not -982, it's -983. So -982 is the block next to the one where you are standing in the screenshot.
Today I tried to play FTB Retro SSP and I was annoyed that there was no sound besides the Portal radio in the spawn area.
Here's how I fixed it.
Using the standard launcher (not FTB), install and run Minecraft 1.2.5 in a separate directory.
Make sure that sound works in Minecraft 1.2.5...
Good luck with that. Here are graphviz's attempts:
(And no, leaving out all the recipes for common doesn't make it much better)
(If you're wondering, the blank nodes are created when there's more than one way to breed a bee - each blank node is one recipe)
I've updated the Minecraft Forkage link to 1.6, which fixes the crash on startup with the newest version of the modpack.
Hmm. I bet that's the same issue that causes the NEI crash with squeezer recipes - which is that fluid containers somehow don't get registered. (I'd previously discounted...