When we moved into our new cottage, we soon met the neighbours. One neighbour told us of an old lady who has kept bees for over forty years who lives a bit further up the lane. One day her bees swarmed into the next door field and settled……….on a white horse – owned by our neighbour! The swarm then left the horse and finally settled in a tree. The old lady (a bit younger then) caught the swarm and put it back into one of her hives. Quite extraordinary! I have heard of swarms settling in many strange places – but never on a horse! When I finally met the old lady, she was not aware the bees had settled on the horse. Perhaps it is just a good story! Who knows?