101 – Telling the Bees

In this special edition of The Hive Jive, John takes us through the history of “Telling the Bees.”  For centuries, cultures the world round have had their version of telling the bees about significant life events within their family.  Most times, this act especially applied to notifying the bees of a death within the family.  However, bees were also told of other events in the family such as marriages, births, and new household members coming to live with the family.  As John takes us through this history, he weaves in his own recent experience with this old-world tradition.