words of a bee

here’s brief overview of my updated de rolo quarter elves btw

  1. eldest: elaina vesper de rolo
  2. middle twins: percival “freddie” the fourth and johanna de rolo
  3. youngest twins: cordelia and beatrice de rolo

i don’t have middle names for all of them but /shrug.

percival the fourth goes by freddie (a tiny nod to his uncle’s nickname for his father, the name itself retaining its origins in my headcanon as being a bet percy lost to one of the twins– in this case being vex since vax isn’t around) unless he’s in trouble.

elaina is sometimes fondly called lainey by her parents and siblings, but percy especially never grows out of calling her it.

cordelia is cordy to her friends and family while beatrice usually goes by her full name, with the exception of sometimes being call bea (as in the word bee). that said, she’s haunted by her childhood nickname of “bumblebee” because of her clumsiness :p

how to help sick bee!!

is bee on ground? is bee not moving much?? is bee tired??? help sick bee!!!

  • use paper to pick up bee!
    slide slowly under little bumbly legs and little bumbly body until bee is fully on paper

  • bring bee inside to open window or open door!!!
    when bee is better, bee will fly out!

  • make sugar water for bee!
    mix two (2) to three (3) tablespoons of sugar (can be normal sugar or organic sugar! no artificial, no diet sweetener, no sweetener, just sugar!!!!! no honey either!!!!!!) with one (1) tablespoon of water! stir until sugar dissolves!!!!

  • put sugar water on plate or spoon for bee!
    give to bee! put bee on clean parts of plate or hold spoon near bee! if bee gets stuck in sugar water, use paper to help them get unstuck!

  • let bee drink and rest!!!!!

  • can put a bowl / plate / container of sugar water outside for other bees!!!!! use same two to one (2:1) or three to one (3:1) ratio for mix!!!!!

spelling bee administrator: your word is delicious
me: D to the E to the L I C I O U S to the D to the E to the to the to the
spelling bee administrator: hit it fergie

Bee Magick - Save the Bees

This post is dedicated to the bees, make sure you do your part to save the bees! 

Facts to increase your love for bees:

  • They have personalities.
  • They can recognize human faces.
  • Their honey contains all the substances needed to sustain life.
  • Eating Honey can make you smarter.
  • Honeybees can only sting once.
  • They beat their wings up to 200 times per second.
  • Honeybees are the only insects that produce food for humans.
  • Bees don’t sleep.
  • All worker bees are female.


Ways to attract bees:

  • Plant flowers that attract bees.
  • Build a bee houses.

  • Place bee waterers and bee baths around your garden.

  • Do not use pesticides or herbicides of any kind.


Plants that attract bees:

  • Bee balm
  • Lavender
  • Crocus
  • Snow Drop
  • Wildflowers/Any native species
  • Catmint
  • Borage
  • Anise hyssop
  • Heliotrope
  • Sunflower
  • Oregano
  • Yarrow
  • Coneflower
  • Black eyed susan
  • Asters
  • Goldenrod
  • Foxglove
  • Marigold
  • Pansies
  • Sweet peas
  • Nasturtiums

Bee folklore:

  • It is unlucky to kill bees.
  • Believed to have the knowledge of the future and all secrets. 
  • If a bee lands on your hand, it suggests money is on it’s way.
  • If a bee lands on someones head, they will become successful in life. 
  • If a bee flies into a home, it means either good luck or a stranger is on their way. If you kill the bee it means the stranger will be bringing bad news.
  • Seeing a single bee will bring luck.
  • Bees buzzing around a child’s head foretells a happy, successful life.


Bee mythology:

  • Ancient Egyptian pharaohs used the bee as their royalty symbol. They believed honey bees were born from the tears of the sun God, Ra. To the Egyptians, bees represented resurrection and protected against evil spirits. 
  • Druids believed that bees represented the sun, the Goddess, celebration, and community.

  • The Greeks thought that a babies whose lips where touched by a bee would become a great poet or a great speaker. In ancient Greece it was also thought that they symbolized industry, hard work, messengers of the dead, and obedience. Honey was often used as an offering to their Gods. They also believed bees were the surviving souls of the priestesses who served the Goddess Aphrodite. 

  • They have been seen as a symbol of sacredness and could be associated with the Great Mother or Divine feminine. The Mother can be symbolized as the queen bee. 

  • In Celtic mythology honey bees had great wisdom and thought to be messengers between worlds. Honey was sacred and used in rituals.

  • In some cultures they can be associated with purity, health, and wealth. Some also believed bees were a symbol of the human soul.

  • The druids believed that bees symbolized the sun, the goddess, celebration, and community.


Deities associated with bees and honey:

  • Aphrodite
  • Ra
  • Vishnu
  • Pan
  • Vishnu
  • Cybele
  • Mellona
  • Melissa (Melisae)
  • Neith
  • Apollo
  • Artemis
  • Freya
  • Thor
  • Demeter


Bees in Magick:

  • Bees are closely associated with the fae and their presence in gardens which indicates blessings of fae. Encourage the bees, by putting up bee houses, hives, planting bee-friendly plants and waterers and not using pesticides. Thus, encouraging the blessings from the fae, while harming bees can anger them and cause them to seek revenge. 
  • The symbol of a bee can be used to seal a spell with sweetness for one who appreciates good will and a sting for one who takes it for granted or doesn’t keep his end of the bargain. 

  • Honey stirred into your tea can ‘sweeten’ your day. 

  • Honey is used often in magick to sweeten a situation.

  • Anointing your lips with honey will make your words sound sweeter. 


Bees in your dreams:

  • May be a good omen.
  • Bees in your dreams may be telling you to take a look at your social networks. They may be pointing toward a desire for more harmonious and functional relationships, or celebrating the ones you already have.
  • A visit from a bee in a dream may also be notifying you that a friend or family member needs to speak with you. You will know as this person will also pop into your mind somehow. It means call them or perhaps, that you will hear from them soon.
  • Dreaming of a beehive usually relates to the home and family or your business and coworkers. A happy, buzzing hive means a happy, buzzing home. It may foretell incoming abundance, and fruitful times ahead. If the bees are swarming around the hive, rather than working in it, proceed with caution. There is a lack of harmony that is interfering with productivity.
  • A swarm of bees may indicate that you feel that a group of people upon whose cooperation you rely is becoming chaotic and out of control. Perhaps the need to balance your own interactions with your different business and social groups for your own sanity.
  • Beehives bring to mind abundance and prosperity: bees seem to work hard and are rewarded by flowing stores of honey. An empty beehive, then, represents the opposite: lost opportunity and financial misfortune.
  • A beehive can also represent a home. The fullness or emptiness of the beehive may indicate unconscious feelings about family life, marriage, children, or the house itself. Honey may represent your property or belongings.
  • A beehive on fire or burned bees are often interpreted depending on your emotional and physical condition. Burned bees may mean you are overcoming fear and want to take control of life and anger, are you’re progressing through life with more confidence without any fear of obstacles. Burned beehives can also mean you have lost something precious, like money, a relationship, or some valuable information that you’ve forgotten or ignored.
  • If a bee or a swarm of bees is chasing you in dream, it may mean there is some unsettled business or a memory that haunts you. Make sure you let it go from your mind or deal with it in order to avoid these bees.
  • If you dream about getting a bee sting then something may be bothering you, or you have a persistent annoyance in your life. Concerns about your relationship, career, finance, or some unknown issue is bugging your subconscious mind. Find out what it is and sort it out.

Magickal uses for Honey:

  • Can be used in binding spells to symbolically stick things together.
  • Used for offerings to fae and deities.
  • Can sweeten a person or a situation.
  •  Honey is sacred to Aphrodite.
  • Can be used in spells corresponding to purification, health, love, happiness, spirituality, wisdom, good fortune, fertility, 
  • Use certain types of honey that corresponded with your spell.
  • Bathe in warm water and honey to attract love.
  • A dish filled with honey can attract angels and beneficial spirits.


Do your part to save the bees they are an important part of our life and in our magick practices. 

May the moon light your path!

==Moonlight Academy==

Sources: witchipedia.com, kitchenwitchuk.blogspot.ca, exemplore.com

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An amazing commission I got to do for @theherocomplex of her Gemma Ryder and Jaal. Ice cream makes the struggle worthwhile!! ;u; <3

8 Formidable Facts About Bees

Let’s hear it for the bees! (Let’s give the bees a ha-aa-aa-aaand!)

Spring is (supposedly) on its way, so we want to send a little love and appreciation to all the bees out there, making our everyday possible. Join us in celebrating these 8 reasons to celebrate our tiny, but mighty friends.

1. Bees make our surroundings beeee-autiful. In addition to pollinating our crops, bees are responsible for pollinating all of the things that make spring sing. And they’re no novices - they’ve been producing honey from flowering trees (fruit trees, nut trees, and bee-yond) for 10-20 million years! From the TED-Ed Lesson The case of the vanishing honeybees - Emma Bryce

2. Bees are social insects. Honey bees live together in large, well-organized family groups and engage in a variety of complex tasks not practiced by solitary insects. Communication, complex nest construction, environmental control, defense, and division of the labor are just some of the behaviors that honey bees have developed to exist successfully in social colonies. And they are not the least bit lazy: one single bee colony can pollinate 300 million flowers each day. From the TED-Ed Lesson The case of the vanishing honeybees - Emma Bryce

3. Bees are above words. They communicate through ‘dance’ and pheromones. By performing what’s referred to as the ‘waggle dance’, bees can share information about the direction and distance to patches of flowers yielding nectar and pollen, to water sources, or to new nest-site locations. From the TED-Ed Lesson Why do honeybees love hexagons? - Zack Patterson and Andy Peterson

4. Bees make great wingmen. Bees are very busy little matchmakers. The bees’ side of the whole “birds and the bees” business is to help plants find mates and reproduce. Today, around 170,000 plant species receive pollination services from more than 200,000 pollinator species, a good many of which are bees! In return, flowering plants are an abundant and diverse food source for pollinators. For instance, fossil records suggest that bees may have evolved from wasps that gave up hunting after they acquired a taste for nectar. From the TED-Ed Lesson How bees help plants have sex - Fernanda S. Valdovinos

5.Bees put food on our tables. Bees pollinate our crops on an industrial scale, generating over one-third of U.S. food production. Their work alone has contributed an estimated $15-20 billion of value to the U.S. agricultural business. From the TED-Ed Lesson The case of the vanishing honeybees - Emma Bryce

6. Bees can totally pack up a car better than you. Honeybees are some of nature’s finest mathematicians. Not only can they calculate angles and comprehend the roundness of the earth, these smart insects build and live in one of the most mathematically efficient architectural designs around: the beehive. Charles Darwin himself wrote that the honeycomb is a masterpiece of engineering. It is “absolutely perfect in economizing labor and wax.” From the TED-Ed Lesson Why do honeybees love hexagons? - Zack Patterson and Andy Peterson

7. Bees are hooked on coffee, too. When bees pollinate coffee plants, they consume low doses of caffeine from the coffee flower nectar, which means that bees are **BUZZZZZING** from a caffeine high just like us, AND helping us to get our coffee fix on the daily! From the TED-Ed Lesson The case of the vanishing honeybees - Emma Bryce

8. Honeybees are disappearing at astonishing rates. Not to be a **buzzkill**, but here’s a not-so-fun fact. In the past decade, the U.S. honeybee population has been decreasing at an alarming and unprecedented rate. Bee mortality rates in commercial production have more than doubled in the last decade, and in 2015, 40% of bee colonies were reported lost in just a single year. There are a variety of factors causing Colony Collapse Disorder, and scientists everywhere are working to prevent further loss of bees. Keep reading to see how you can help. From the TED-Ed Lesson The case of the vanishing honeybees - Emma Bryce

Love bees as much as we do? Well, let’s give the bees a hand, for real! Plant some bee-friendly flowers this spring and remember, when bees have access to good nutrition, we have access to good nutrition through their pollination services

Songs to make your Non-Broadway Friends Listen to with no context at all
  • My Unfortunate Erection: 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
  • Sugar Daddy: Hedwig and the Anrgy Inch
  • Hasa Diga Eebowai: The Book of Mormon
  • Blue: Heathers
  • Totally Fucked: Spring Awakening
  • Black Death: Something Rotten!
  • Friki-friki: Honeymoon in Vegas
  • Spooky Mormon Hell Dream: The Book of Mormon
  • You Can Be As Loud As the Hell You Want: Avenue Q
  • Telly: Matilda
  • Over The Moon: RENT
  • The Ballad of Farquaad: Shrek
  • Magic Foot: 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
  • The Word of Your Body reprise: Spring Awakening
  • Die Vampire, Die!: [title of show]
  • Something Rotten/Make an Omelette: Something Rotten!
  • Joseph Smith American Moses: The Book of Mormon
  • Hello Little Girl: Into the Woods
  • Angry Inch: Hedwig and the Angry Inch
  • It's Eggs: Something Rotten!
  • The Internet is for Porn: Avenue Q
  • Zen: *sees a bee on MC's shoulder*
  • Zen: uh oh...
  • Zen: *rolls up newspaper*
  • Zen: Babe, stay still...
  • MC: Zen, what are you doi–
  • Zen: *using the newspaper as a megaphone* THERE'S A F**KING BEE ON YOU.

sometimes i think about foggy mornings, right after a night of heavy rain. i think about the buzz of an alarm going off at 5am, pulling a blanket over my shoulders, and feeling the numbness of sleep leave my feet as they touch the hardwood floor. i think about the smell of white wine, left overnight in a thin glass on my kitchen counter. i think about my best friends, following my footsteps: rolling out of my bed minutes after me, a blanket draped over their shoulders, mumbling “good morning” to nothing and everything. i think about dimly lit cooking sessions and breakfasts on glass plates… granola and peaches and almond milk on the balcony. i think about being huddled close with the people i love, all soppy eyed and drowsy, bare legs tangled, watching the sun rise. i think about many tommorows from now, where i’m content and happy and alive.

Bee themed Asks🐝
  • Honeybee: What is one thing that you hope happens in 2017?
  • Drone: What is your favourite kind of bee?
  • Worker: Where do you love to travel?
  • Queen: What is one of your goals?
  • Hive: What is one thing that you love about bees?
  • Honey: What is your favourite food to eat that bees have somehow contributed to?
  • Bumble: What is something that has inspired you?
  • Flower: What is your favourite season and why?
  • Pollination: What has been your daily act of kindness for today?
  • Dance: What is your favourite kind of music?
  • Beekeeper: Why do you have your blog?
  • Apis: What is your favourite thing to learn about?
  • Brood: Do you eat honey, yes or no? Why or why not?
  • Garden: What do you collect?
  • Cells: Do bees scare you?
  • Stinger: Describe your day in 10 words.
  • Stripes: How have you inspired someone?