Copper Bee Apiary

A garden apiary in Whittlesford, Cambridge, UK - honey bees and their beekeeper Hilary van der Hoff.

Bees, by Norman Gale

Our moving adventures are ongoing. Meanwhile here is an onomatopoem by Norman Rowland Gale (4 March 1862 – 7 October 1942).



You voluble, 
Vehement fellows
That play on your
Flying and
Musical cellos, 
All goldenly
Girdled you
Serenade clover, 
Each artist in
Bass but a
Bibulous rover! 

You passionate, 
Pastoral bandits, 
Who gave you your
Roaming and
Rollicking mandates? 
Come out of my
Foxglove; come
Out of my roses
You bees with the
Plushy and
Plausible noses!

Bandit bumble

Bandit bumble

Writings, images and sound recordings are by the beekeeper unless otherwise indicated. All rights reserved.

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