New Artwork – Ian Rogers – an Erst of Bees
Another collective noun - today, an Erst of Bees. “Erst” is another term for what is known as the “first swarm” or “prime swarm” – when bees leave their hive en masse looking for a place to build a new hive. “Erst” is also the word for “first” in German.
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 isn’t worth a fly.