Donna made this one for me ,isnt it great ? Thankyou so miuch Donna.
The life of a Honey Bee…
The meeting last Monday ,of the WI was as interesting as ever ,With Mr Arthur Golden telling us about the life of a Honey Bee, he had some slides to illustrate his talk ,There are 200 variety’s of Bee ,but just one that is able to store honey for instance the bumble bee isn’t!..Honey bees don’t hibernate and remain active throughout the winter; they will pollinate two feet from the hive, or two miles…there can be one queen per 20.000, and even up to 80.000, the life span of a queen can be five years, though is considered past her best after two years, the worker bees life span is six weeks, the bodies of whom are covered in hairs to catch the pollen ,where it is stored in wax cells when each cell is full a wax topping is secreted onto it to preserve the honey ,much like when we used to make jam ,a little wax paper was put on the top to ‘keep’ it ,did we learn that from the bees? Mr Golden asked us if we had ever sipped the honey from a cowslip, which of course many of us had.Mr Goldens talk was good but not quite as interesting as ‘Life on the Royal Yacht’, this isnt a critism I do admirethe committee,for the selection of speakers they arrange for us , next months speaker though does sound intriguing …Mrs Susannah Marshall, is coming to tell us about ‘Wickedly naughty women’, I am still being urged to join the Drama group, and they are to meet on March the 21st, at a member’s house, I couldn’t go last time as Aunty Kitty was taken so poorly, she is still far from her old cheeky self, I doubt now if she ever will be, old age can be so cruel. We went to see her yesterday and she barely knew us, or if she did she couldn’t bebothered, it is so sad………So every one have a good day With lots of love