Simply, bees are the bees' knees! Bees are the ultimate team-players, have a crazy-strong work ethic and support our entire eco-system. It has been said that if bees disappear the human race would last no more than four years, so I wanted to honor these little warriors, especially appropriate in an area full of apiaries and pollinator gardens. And of course there is delicious, magical honey. Others through the ages have thought bees were worth talking about as well.
“One can no more approach people without love than one can approach bees without care. Such is the quality of bees...”
― Leo Tolstoy
“Bees do have a smell, you know, and if they don't they should, for their feet are dusted with spices from a million flowers.”
― Ray Bradbury
“Everything takes time. Bees have to move very fast to stay still.”
― David Foster Wallace
“To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee,
One clover, and a bee,
The revery alone will do,
If bees are few.”
― Emily Dickinson
“The keeping of bees is like the direction of sunbeams.”
― Henry David Thoreau
“Place a beehive on my grave
And let the honey soak through.
When I'm dead and gone,
That's what I want from you.
The streets of heaven are gold and sunny,
But I'll stick with my plot and a pot of honey.
Place a beehive on my grave
And let the honey soak through.”
― Sue Monk Kidd
“To be successful, one has to be one of three bees - the queen bee, the hardest working bee, or the bee that does not fit in.”
— Suzy Kassem
“The bee's life is like a magic well: the more you draw from it, the more it fills with water”
― Karl Von Frisch
“I like pulling on a baggy bee suit, forgetting myself and getting as close to the bees' lives as they will let me, remembering in the process that there is more to life than the merely human.”
― Sue Hubbell
“Bees... by virtue of a certain geometrical forethought, knew that the hexagon is greater than the square and the triangle and will hold more honey for the same expenditure of material.”