7/29/2021 Mountain Song & Story Episode #108 - The Birthplace of Country Music
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7/29/2021 Mountain Song & Story Episode #108

7/29/2021
Episode #108 “Bees”

Today on Mountain Song and Story, I’ll be buzzing about and talking bees! Did you know that according to some folklore, it was bad luck to buy or sell hives, because when you sell one, you sell your luck with your bees? Bees were much better given as gifts. It’s also said that if bees flew into a house, a stranger would soon call (or buzz). I’ve got more bee folklore stories from across the globe today here on the program, including a bit about the stories of “the telling of the bees” along with a playlist of all things honey!

Today’s Playlist

Honey, Honey – The Milk Carton Kids
Honey Open That Door – Ricky Skaggs
Dying To Make a Living – The Local Honeys
True Fine Mama – Little Richard
So Long Honeybee, Goodbye – Pokey Lafarge & the South City Three
Honey You Don’t Know My Mind – Jimmy Martin
Loneliest Songs – The Honey Dewdrops
Honey Don’t – Carl Perkins
Honey In The Rock – Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys
Queen Bee – Taj Mahal
Honey & The Bees – Baby, Do That Thing
The Bee Song – Arthur Askey
Long Monday – John Prine

Intro and theme music Omie Wise (feat. Kalia Yeagle) by Hasee Ciaccio
Background instrumental music by Brittany Haas, Produced by Darol Anger. All traditional old-time tunes. 2004.

Resources and Additional Materials

The Sacred Bee: Ancient Egypt
Bee Folklore for the Darkest of Days
The Adorable Custom of ‘Telling The Bees’
Folklore of the Bees