The universe has spoken... ;) It's time to do the page 123 meme. The rules are pretty simple, and here goes:
1. Pick up the nearest book.
2. Open to page 123
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people, and acknowledge who tagged you.
The nearest book, besides the thesaurus, is: The ABC and XYZ of Bee Culture by A.I. and E.R. Root (1917).
The fifth sentence on page 123 is:
"Such queens should not only be prolific but be the mothers of workers that are energetic and good workers - that is, bees that will store more honey than any others. It is important, also, they be of pure stock in order that they may the better transmit their qualities. While gentleness is desirable, we sometimes have to sacrifice the desirable quality in order to get bees for business."
Since I was tagged twice, here is the fifth sentence from page 246 (for Julia):
"It may be well at times to look out for the enemies that prey on bees; but, as a general thing, we think they
are quite capable of fighting their own battles if we give them the proper care and suitable hives. It as Mr. L.L. Langstroth, just before he died, who showed how spiders may be of value to the beekeeper. If, he said, they have access freely to the combs stored in stacked-up hives in the apiary, there never need be any fear that moth-worm or mother-miller will be able to do any damage, for the spiders will shortly destroy them."
So my dear friends, what does all of this mean?? Here's the tea leaves - what's your prediction?
Yes, yes, I'm going to suffer, but I'm going to be happy about it. ;) Anything else?
Happy July! As your July present, I'm not tagging anyone.