A Silver Spoon in June

Thanks to Nancy Frye for reminding us of this expression:

A swarm in May is worth a load of hay; a swarm in June is worth a silver spoon; but a swarm in July is not worth a fly.

This is a┬áproverbial beekeepers’ saying from the mid-17th century. It means that the later in the year it is, the less time there will be for bees to collect pollen from flowers in blossom.



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