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...Or rather a fanfic featuring a custom that was unknown to me, until reading of it in the fic, and it's basically the telling of the bees; in which its exactly what is sounds like: you tell the bees when an important event in your life occurs.

I can't recall much of the fanfic, but I think, unless I'm mistaking it with another, that it was written for an exchange, but can't remember if it was for holmestice or something else and John is the one telling the bees stuff. It's a very good story and the writing style is lovely.

I know that's not much to go on, but I hope this rings a bell and someone can help with the search!

Date: 2015-12-21 11:38 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] swissmarg
Might be this?

A Study in Bees (20802 words) by daasgrrl
Chapters: 7/7
Fandom: Sherlock (TV)
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Major Character Death
Relationships: Mycroft Holmes & Sherlock Holmes, Sherlock Holmes & Sherlock Holmes' Family, Sherlock Holmes/John Watson
Characters: Mycroft Holmes, Sherlock Holmes, Mummy (Sherlock), Daddy, Redbeard (Sherlock), Mrs. Hudson, John Watson
Additional Tags: Kidlock, Bees, Sherlock Holmes and Bees, Minor Character Death, First Kiss, Honeymoon, Marriage, Retirement

Sherlock's life, in bees.

Date: 2016-01-14 07:47 am (UTC)
swissmarg: Mrs Hudson (Default)
From: [personal profile] swissmarg
Is it one where at the end Sherlock dies and John goes to tell the bees? I know I have read one like that too but I can't find it right now. In the meantime here is another one where Sherlock talks to bees:

Afterswarm (10591 words) by whitedatura
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Sherlock (TV)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Sherlock Holmes/John Watson
Characters: Sherlock Holmes, John Watson, Mrs. Hudson, Greg Lestrade, Mike Stamford
Additional Tags: Sherlock Holmes and Bees, Magical Realism (sort of), First Kiss, Sherlock communicates with bees but it's not crack, Bees, bee puns, Eventual retirement, post-reunion

John has seen Sherlock do a lot of odd things over the years, but Sherlock having a genuine conversation with a bee might be the oddest.
(Or: the one where Sherlock communicates with bees, John questions his sanity, and Mrs Hudson gets a new computer.)

This is also not the one I was thinking of, but has Sherlock talking to bees:

Telling the Bees (6394 words) by Anyawen
Chapters: 29/29
Fandom: Sherlock (TV), Sherlock Holmes & Related Fandoms
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Mary Morstan/John Watson, Sherlock Holmes & John Watson, Sherlock Holmes/John Watson
Characters: Sherlock Holmes, John Watson, Ella Thompson, Sarah Sawyer, Mycroft Holmes, Mary Morstan, Molly Hooper, Mr Holmes, Sherlock Holmes' Father, Janine (Sherlock), Sally Donovan, Anthea, Ford Holmes, Mummy (Sherlock), Mrs Hudson, Mike Stamford
Additional Tags: post trf, Old Traditions, Bees, bit of angst, Loneliness, Grief/Mourning, Sentiment, Honey, Beekeeping, Pining, Implied/Referenced Torture, Episode: s03e01 The Empty Hearse, Episode: s03e02 The Sign of Three, bit more angst, Mutual Pining, Episode: s03e03 His Last Vow, 221B Ficlet, Eventual Johnlock, Slow Burn, Major Character Injury, Fever, implied minor character death, Jealousy, implied infidelity, things are beginning to get plot-y, post-HLV, Character Death, Canon-Typical Violence, Kidnapping, Plot Twists, mention of infant death, Nightmares, Insecurities, Eventual Happy Ending, Angst with a Happy Ending, Johnlock - Freeform, Johnlock Roulette, john's chapters are all dialog, final chapter has a new pov, happy ending has been achieved
Series: Part 1 of Bees 'verse

A series of 221bs alternating between Sherlock and John. Follows the events of TRF through series 3. Each chapter can stand alone though read together they form an arc. Each involves bees.

I will add characters/tags/relationships as they appear when I post new chapters.

Mmmkay, sorry for all the edits but I've found a short one-shot that mentions the custom of telling the bees when the beekeeper dies, maybe this is what you were thinking of:

Telling the Bees by nickelsandcoats
Edited Date: 2016-01-14 07:58 am (UTC)

Date: 2016-01-20 09:01 am (UTC)
swissmarg: Mrs Hudson (Default)
From: [personal profile] swissmarg
Sweet, I'm glad you found it!


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