Release Day Countdown & Giveaway – Day 3

Counting down to release day for Mostly Magic and reminding everyone about our big giveaway, which you can go enter HERE. Also sharing some interesting quotes, facts, and quips about bees! Why bees? Because in Mostly Magic, the heroine, an environmental journalist, is trying to figure out the oh-so-sexy-but-eccentric beekeeper hero, while he’s trying to #SaveTheBees and her life.

You never know when you might need to use information like this. Winning trivia contests, yelling answers at Jeopardy contestants, impressing family at backyard barbecues…

Shakespeare’s description of the social order of honey bees from Henry V plays an interesting role in Mostly Magic. Of course, he mistakenly believed they were ruled by males, despite having a Queen at the top of HIS social order.

“For so work the honey-bees,
Creatures that by a rule in nature teach
The act of order to a peopled kingdom.
They have a king and officers of sorts;
Where some, like magistrates, correct at home,
Others, like merchants, venture trade abroad,
Others, like soldiers, armèd in their stings,
Make boot upon the summer’s velvet buds;
Which pillage they with merry march bring home
To the tent-royal of their emperor:
Who, busied in his majesty, surveys
The singing masons building roofs of gold,
The civil citizens kneading up the honey,
The poor mechanic porters crowding in
Their heavy burdens at his narrow gate,
The sad-eyed justice, with his surly hum,
Delivering o’er to executors pale
The lazy yawning drone.”

– William Shakespeare, Henry V

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