Informing Bees Of A Death In A Family
: BIRDS AND BEASTS.
: Welsh Folk-lore
Formerly it was the custom to tell the bees of a death in the family.
The head of the house whispered the news to the bees in the hive. If
this were neglected, it was thought that another death would soon follow
the previous one. Instead of speaking to the bees, it was the custom, in
some parts of Wales, to turn the bee-hive round before starting the
funeral. This was always done by the representative of the family, and
Mrs. Jones, Rhydycroesau Rectory, informed me that an old man, David
before the funeral started for the church. He said that he was in such
to go. He informed Mrs. Jones that he had turned the hive at the death