The Day Of Swarming


Sunday is the favourite day for bee swarming. Country people say, when

looking at their bees clustering outside the hive, and dangling like a

rope from it, Oh, they won't swarm until next Sunday, and it is true

that they are often right in their calculations, for bees seem to prefer

the peaceful Day of Rest to all other days for their flight. The kettle

and pan beating are often heard of a Sunday in those parts of the country

where bees are reared. It is possible that the quietness of the day, and

the cessation of every-day noise, is appreciated by the little creatures,

and that this prevailing stillness entices them to take then their flight

from their old home to seek a new one.