Perspectives on Bees
“...The world was really one bee yard, and the same rules work fine in both places. Don't be afraid, as no life-loving bee wants to sting you. Still, don't be an idiot; wear long sleeves and pants. Don't swat. Don't even think about swatting. If you feel angry, whistle. Anger agitates while whistling melts a bee's temper. Act like you know what you're doing, even if you don't. Above all, send the bees love. Every little thing wants to be loved.”
― Sue Monk Kidd
arrow of truth,
dip its point in honey.
– Arab proverb
Those bees, which chose thy sweet mouth for their hive, to gather honey from thy works, survive.
– Thomas Pecke, Parnassi Puerperium, 1659.
“Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn't know it so it goes on flying anyway.”
-Mary Kay Ash
“One can no more approach people without love than one can approach bees without care. Such is the quality of bees...” ― Leo Tolstoy
“The bee's life is like a magic well: the more you draw from it, the more it fills with water.”
“Hope is the only bee that makes honey without flowers.”
-Robert G. Ingersoll