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Colonists use bees to get work done faster.
Bees and Frolics
When possible, colonists combined work and play by organizing “bees” and “frolics.” New settlers might hold a “chopping bee” in which all the neighbors helped clear the trees off their land. Other frolics included corn-husking bees for men and quilting bees for women. Sharing the work made it faster and more fun.
Corn husking bees
They husked corn in a big group
They chop down trees to make more clear land
The women all quilted together