Somebody tell the bees:
In the customs of Northern Europe dating to unknown times, it is vital to keep the bees apprised of all doings in the farm and home, at least the activities of consequence. Weddings, burials and the like must all be conveyed to each colony if the landowner expects the bees to stay. Traditions vary but many cultures will also leave food and wine for their hives during these visits, but I suspect the little field mice benefit from this offering the most, or even more likely if you're in the forest: Reynard the Fox will be near. When the beekeeper themselves passes away, this task of conveyance is left to the eldest child. We share many things with our honeybees, its somehow impossible not too, especially during checkups.