To Attract Bees - Legends, Charms, and Superstitions of Ireland

Gather foxglove, raspberry leaves, wild marjoram, mint, camomile, and valerian; mix them with butter made on May Day, and let the herbs also be gathered on May Day, Boil them all together with honey; then rub the vessel into which the bees should gather, both inside and out, with the mixture; place it in the middle of a tree, and the bees will soon come. Foxglove or "fairy fingers" is called "the great herb" from its wondrous properties.