The sorry plight of the bumblebeeA welcome distraction from the Coronavirus crisis came this week from a most unlikely source. Dedicated Harry Potter fans are no doubt aware that Dumbledore, the headmaster of Hogwarts, is named after the 18th century word for bumblebee. He was only five foot two (1.58m) and one of his popular acts was performing the novelty number, The Bee Song. Bee's kneesWe have to thank the bees for the wonderful expression the ''bee's knees", meaning something that is the very best or excellent. There is also a "bee's knees" drink, a prohibition-era cocktail of gin, honey and lemon[a1] , but it did not always live up to its name.
Source: Bangkok Post March 28, 2020 22:07 UTC