Telling the Bees

Telling the bees is an ancient folk tradition of northern Europe, in which the family would keep a hive of bees at the home. It was a necessity that the bees be kept in the know of any news that befell the family. Good or bad, trivial or grand, it was crucial that someone told the bees.
   “It was also said that bees had to be told of a death in the family or the bees would become bad and they would die too.”  -Traditional Witchcraft, Bee.