Friday, February 18th, 2022

In this latest episode, the Unexpected duo, Professor James Daybell and Dr Sam Willis buzz around and sting you with the unexpected history of BEES! Which is all about medieval beekeeping, bees wax candles and changes in religious practices; as well as the superstitious practice of ‘telling the bees’, whereby individuals informed the bees of births and deaths in the family to prevent bad luck! It’s also all about the usefulness of bees in medieval Muscovy! Who knew!

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