Monday, July 20, 2009

OLD WIVES TALES Bee in the House

There is an old wives tale that says if a bee enters your home you should expect a visitor.

If you kill the bee, something bad will happen, or the visitor will not be a pleasant one. If you let the bee find its way out, or you capture it and then set it free, you will have a pleasant visitor.

While many people still believe in this old wives tale, it’s more likely that when a bee is in your home, it simply got there by mistake. Many of us have bees enter our homes without ever getting a visitor, and many people get visitors without ever having been in their home!

This old wives tale is thought to have been started to calm the fear that many people have of bees. When people would see a bee in the house they would get scared and kill it, but when they related the bee to a possible visitor they were more relaxed and usually helped the bee outdoors.

Where this old wives tale started is unknown, but there are a surprising number of people who still incorporate this one into their belief system today!

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