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

When

you

shoot an

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.” 

― Karl Von FrischBees: Their Vision, Chemical Senses and Language 

“Hope is the only bee that makes honey without flowers.” 

-Robert G. Ingersoll

The bee collects honey from flowers in such a way as to do the least damage or destruction to them, and he leaves them whole, undamaged and fresh, just as he found them.

-Saint Francis de Sales

“If only thy eyes flutter once,

the bees lose their direction

and the fighting men their aim!” 

― Avijeet Das

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