Myth: Bees go to heaven to get honey, then they bring it back and put it in hives for the exclusive purpose of providing it to us so that we can make mead out of it.
Fact: Yes, according to Ken Schramm, author of The Compleat Meadmaker, this was a genuine belief. Actually, we’re only taking it on his good word that it’s a myth at all. Maybe that is where bees get honey. Hell if we know.
Disclaimer: All Thursday Fun Facts are culled from millennia of texts as well as random statements around the internet and they are also made up. They are only facts in the loosest sense of the word (or possibly not at all). Please note the dearth of citations.