Passing Memories

In 1930 my Grandfather won a prestigious silver cup for his honey at a major annual London honey show. A year later he returned the cup and was given this tiny silver replica cup. After he died his oldest son, my uncle, looked after and cherished the cup. I was showing my uncle and his sister my bees this weekend, and I was stressing how I do not keep bees for honey. Only if we love bees and all nature, not just value it, will we protect it. He reached into his pocket and and gave me the cup, saying "Dad would have wanted you to have this".

The cup has been loved and protected for over 86 years, and I will be the new guardian. It looks like the bees approve.

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