Nursery Rhymes

A Swarm of Bees in May

The words and lyrics of the nursery rhyme 'A swarm of bees in May' reflects the belief that the weather can be predicted. There are several rhymes of this nature, some of which also have significant historical relevance such as:

If Candlemas day (2 February) be dry and fair
If St Paul's day (29 June) be fair and clear
St. Swithin's day if thou dost rain

 

A Swarm of Bees in May
Nursery Rhyme lyrics, origins and history

A swarm of bees in May
Is worth a load of hay;
A swarm of bees in June
Is worth a silver spoon;
A swarm of bees in July
Is not worth a fly.

A Swarm of Bees in May
Nursery Rhyme lyrics, origins and history

 

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