Work bees

Tillsonburg News - - DRIVING/CLASSIFIEDS -

the term work bees, to many folk nowa­days, is a long-for­got­ten dis­tant mem­ory of an era that seems more fit­ting to pi­o­neer life. it is a term not to be con­fused with a clas­si­fi­ca­tion of in­sects!

i sus­pect that the term, work bees, was started by our fore­fa­thers out of sheer ne­ces­sity in or­der to per­form tasks that were not pos­si­bly done alone. ‘group ac­tiv­ity’ might be a mod­ern-day term, but it is not nearly so ro­man­tic.

thresh­ing, quilt­ing, buzz-saw­ing, silo-fill­ing, and barn-rais­ing are fore­most ex­am­ples of jobs that, by necessecity, had to be done by work bees. husk­ing corn, stook­ing grain, shock­ing corn, and butcher­ing

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