Palace beekeeper's most solemn task: telling the bees about Queen Elizabeth II's death

Originally published at: Palace beekeeper's most solemn task: telling the bees about Queen Elizabeth II's death | Boing Boing

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Did the beekeeper also have the responsibility of alerting the human queen every time one of the queen bees passed on? I wonder what’s involved in the coronation of a new queen bee on palace property.

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My god…that’s the reason behind it, isn’t it? The Queen Bee must be notified like any other monarch

I wonder if Blair got her notice?

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ETA: why is @■■■■■■■■■■■■ 's name censored?! Is he ■■■■■ !? Can we dry him out and fix this?

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I was always told that the bees had to be told because otherwise they would swarm and leave. Telling them insured that they would stay put.

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@■■■■■■■■■■■■ invoked the ire of the mods, and as such his name has received the ■■■■■ treatment.

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If that’s true I haven’t been alerted to it. And it appears that I can still make posts. Weird.

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T’was probably this;

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If so that’s awfully strange because the moderator @orenwolf actually liked that post.

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If so then my admiration for @orenwolf 's sense of humor has grown beyond what I thought possible!

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I am aware.

I didn’t say nor imply that it was Ken’s doing; I simply speculated that exchange was the impetus.

Shenanigans of this sort seem more like Rob’s thing; but what do I know?

(Besides the workarounds for words like ‘troll’ and ‘moist,’ obvs.)

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“Boy, when you die at the palace, you really die at the palace.”

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Wait what? I’m not capable of shenanigans?!

Sad Its Over GIF by Star Wars

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Thus the saying “what’s the buzz around town?”

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I am sure that like everyone else you contain multitudes.

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Just sayin; of all the admin here, Rob is much more well known for his… antics.

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So wait…in that one number in Jesus Christ Superstar are those actors are supposed to be bees?

@Otherbrother - I would take it as a “not-a-badge, but still an honor”! Has any other boinger ever been made a “he who shall not be named”?!

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@beschizza is a well-known trickster figure here at the BBS…

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Well, the Israelites were promised a land of milk and honey.

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And after rewatching it, that cave they are in does seem to be shaped like the inside of a cartoon drawing of a beehive. So, I think this is canon

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“I’ll bee back…”

I’ll get me coat…

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