Daily Archive: May 1, 2019


A Swarm in May

A swarm in May is worth a load of hay; a swarm in June is worth a silver spoon; but a swarm in July is not worth a fly. This a proverbial bee-keepers’ saying, from the mid 17th century meaning that the later in the year it is, the less time there will be for bees to collect pollen...


The Four L’s of Exploring Western Scotland

When compiling words to describe Scotland as a nation, dramatic may come high up on the list, alongside others like striking, impressive, and awe-inspiring. There are so many different reasons to drop by a Glasgow hotel and/or spa, island hop in the Outer Hebrides, it seems unfair to box it in or otherwise categorise. Yet...