Some beautiful stories from Scotland – a true source of Celtic lore. I love the idea that the bees know so much and are in harmony withe the wind and the rain!
“In Ross, I was told by a man of the Gairloch, they speak . . . in a folk-tale I think he said, but possibly colloquially . . . of the bees as “lords of wisdom” or “the little kings of wisdom.” It is a fine phrase, that . . . the lords of wisdom: and not one to forget.
Oftenest, however, the allusions to the bee are, doubtless, to its “knowingness” rather than to its “wisdom”; its skill in tracking the pathless ways, its intuition of the hour and season, of the way of the wind, of the coming of rain, of gathering thunder.”…….
From: The Works of Fiona Macleod, Volume V, The Sunset of Old Tales