Bees, the Day of Swarming, Birds and Beasts in Welsh folklore and mythology, a tale from Wales
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Title: Bees, 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 everyday 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.

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