Midsummer can be celebrated on the solstice proper, or on St. John’s Eve/Day, as the Gregorian world has it. It is a fire festival, as most of the best festivals are.

Yarrow is native to the bit of the world where I live, and burning it is traditional.

Spring is the season when bees produce the most honey, but let’s pretend you’ve only harvested it for midsummer: the feel is right. Honey is golden in a way midsummer also is.