The Bee


The little busy bee has been from times of old an object of admiration

and superstition. It is thought that they are sufficiently sensitive to

feel a slight, and sufficiently vindictive to resent one, and as they are

too valuable to be carelessly provoked to anger, they are variously

propitiated by the cottager when their wrath is supposed to have been

roused. It is even thought that they take an interest in human affairs;

and it is, therefore, considered expedient to give them formal notice of

certain occurrences.