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BEES, by                     Poet's Biography
First Line: A swarm of bees in may
Last Line: Is not worth a fly.
Variant Title(s): Hampshire Bee-keeping Rhyme
Subject(s): Bees; Insects; Beekeeping; Bugs


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.





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