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" A swarm of bees in May is worth a load of hay. A swarm of bees in June is worth a silver spoon. A swarm of bees in July is not worth a fly. "
A Collection of the Proverbs of All Nations: Compared, Explained, and ... - Pagina 209
di Walter Keating Kelly - 1869 - 232 pagine
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Gleanings in Bee Culture, Volume 42,Edizioni 13-24

1914
...well-contested horse-race. With the old beekeepers, a May swarm was the summum bonum. This is the rhyme: A swarm of bees in May Is worth a load of hay. A swarm of bees in June Is worth a silver spoon. A swarm of bees in July Is not worth a butterfly. Cottagers...
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Nursery rhymes, tales and jingles. The Camden ed. Compiled by mrs. Valentine

Nursery rhymes - 1874
...like a garden full of weeds; For when the weeds begin to grow, Then doth the garden overflow. CVI. A SWARM of bees in May Is worth a load of hay ; A swarm of bees in June Is worth a silver spoon ; A swarm of bees in July Is not worth a fly. CVII. A PULLET...
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Mason's first home & school reader

John Mason (principal of the acad, Clerkenwell close.) - 1875
...for the coming winter. This was an early swarm, and will enrich the owner ; for the old adage says, " A swarm of bees in May, Is worth a load of hay ; A swarm of bees in June, Is worth a silver spoon ; But a swarm of bees in July, Is not worth a fly." As insects,...
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Lucy and Arthur, and The little cousins

Lucy (fict.name.) - 1875
...with the same letter; and then she sang a little song that had not much to do with the incident:— "A swarm of Bees in May, Is worth a load of hay; A swarm of Bees in June, Is worth a silver spoon; A swarm of Bees in July, Is not worth a fly." and just and...
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Proverbs from Far and Near, Wise Sentences, Etc

William Tegg - 1875 - 124 pagine
...Maketh a fat church-yard. A May flood Was never good. Shear your sheep in May And clear them all away. A swarm of bees in May Is worth a load of hay; But a swarm in July Is not worth a fly. Be sure of hay Till the end of May. When April blows his horn...
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Monthly Packet, Volume 20

1875
...upon both sides of the fish show the claw-marks of his enemy. Bees come next on the list, for — ' A swarm of bees in May Is worth a load of hay, (Or a pound next day.) A swarm of bees in June Is worth a silver spoon. A swarm of bees in July Is...
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Mother Goose's Melodies, Or, Songs for the Nursery

1878 - 189 pagine
...Tommy Snooks to Bessy Brooks, "To-morrow will be Monday." A sunshiny shower Won't last half an hour. A swarm of bees in May Is worth a load of hay ; A swarm of bees in June Is worth a silver spoon ; A swarm of bees in July Is not worth a fly. At Dover Dwells...
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English folk-lore

Thomas Firminger Thiselton- Dyer - 1878
...colony. As to the time of their swarming, there are many rhymes, of which we give a specimen : — ' ' A swarm of bees in May Is worth a load of hay ; A swarm of bees in June Is worth a silver spoon ; A swarm of bees in July Is not worth a butterfly." Tusser,...
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Wild Life in a Southern Country

Richard Jefferies - 1879 - 387 pagine
...be, yet the old-fashioned folk take a deep interest in the bees still. They tell you that ' a swarm in May is worth a load of hay ; a swarm in June is...silver spoon ; but a swarm in July is not worth a fly' — for it is then too late for the young colony to store up a treasure of golden honey before the...
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Excursions Into Puzzledom: A Book of Charades, Acrostics, Enigmas ...

Tom Hood - 1879 - 420 pagine
...have a roof to cover them, all the insects seem shy of coming out. There is an old rhyme that — " A swarm of bees in May Is worth a load of hay ; A swarm of bees in June Is worth a silver spoon ; A swarm of bees in July Is only worth a fly." It strikes...
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