“It takes a bee to get the honey out” Arthur Guiterman

Honey Bees
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

It’s a 4.0-minute read.

However scientifically we have advanced, we still can’t extract honey from the flower. Only Bees are capable of doing that job.

For argument sake yes, humans can extract but they can’t pollinate.

Bees are one of the wonderful creatures of the Almighty.

How frequently Bees visit flowers?

Typically it takes 2 million visits to a flower for the bees to produce one pound of honey.

Check this interesting link Honey-Trivia

Is it not a fact that we all fear Bees?

Yes. We all fear bees because they sting us if disturbed. But remember they sting only when they feel threatened. Don’t swat.

We feel threatened when we find Beehives in the Apartment complexes, immediately we try to destroy it. Remember honeybee colonies should never be exterminated.


Bee hive
“Every ant knows the formula of its ant-hill, every bee knows the formula of its beehive. They know it in their own way, not in our way. Only humankind does not know its own formula” Fyodor Dostoevsky

Honey bee lives about 40 days and do you know that the bees work to death gathering nectar?

We can learn a lot from the Bees.

What do the bees teach us?

  1. The first thing that comes to our mind is the teamwork, humans miserably fail in this regard by having an ego and individualistic traits.
  2. Bees always give their hundred percent for the cause of producing honey. We, humans, tend to find excuses while carrying out our jobs.
  3. Defending the family against outside interference, whereas we act in a selfish way creating disharmony with family members.
  4. Bees adapt to their surrounding, while we make a big fuss about any change in our environment.

Why Bees are important to us?

Bees are not just for the Honey.

We need them because they are pollinators. Because of these pollinators, we can have our daily food.

Not convinced?

Then check the following food items which you relish/savor regularly on an autopilot mode, depend on bees

  • Apples
  • Apricots
  • Avocados
  • Bell pepper
  • Broccoli
  • Sprouts
  • Cabbages
  • Cardamon
  • Cashew
  • Cauliflower
  • Cherries
  • coffee
  • Chestnuts
  • Coconuts
  • Guavas
  • Kiwis
  • Lemon
  • Limes
  • Mangoes
  • Onions
  • Pears
  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Squash
  • Strawberries
  • Turnips
  • Watermelons

I can go on and on but the list is long, more than 40 food items, which we routinely take for granted.

Here is the list of food items- The food items which depend on the Bees

Neither kill the bees nor destroy the beehives

My friend, the very survival of humans depends on the survival of the bees.

“If the bee disappeared on the face of the earth, man would only have four years left to liver  Maurice Maeterlinck

How does our world look without Honeybees?

It’s a dead world.

why you shouldn’t destroy the Bee population?

Instead of me telling the details better you check this link What our world look like without Honey Bees

Take home message

Next time, you see a bee don’t swat please!

Thank you. Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

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