From Father Ray Blake in the UK:
Dr Rock that great nineteenth century Southwark priest, antiquarian and one of the founders of the V & A, makes a point somewhere of the disastrous impact of the Protestant Reformation on bee-keepers. Before the Reformation they were concerned more about the wax than the honey. He tells of great Paschal candles weighing several hundred-weight that that were kept alight from Easter to Ascension, they were so tall that they had to be lit from clerestory.
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Candles and Candlemass
We like Bees at Companions of Saint Ambrose Melbourne...can you discover why?