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What Honey Bees Teach Us About How to Live in the World

(This is an excerpt from the bee-centered beekeeping blog ThroughTheBeekeepersVeil.com)

As honey bees live in the world, doing their work, performing their role, and fulfilling their purpose, they use so very little: a little nectar, a little pollen, a little tree resin, a little water.

And, as they perform their role, not one living thing is harmed in any way... not a leaf on a single tree is bent... not a petal on a single flower is bruised.

In fact, as honey bees fulfill their purpose in the world, the complete opposite of harm occurs; the world is made more flowering and fruitful, more productive and prolific, more bountiful and beautiful, more life-giving and lush.  Everyone and everything benefits from the way that honey bees live in the world.

What about us?

Can we say the same of ourselves?

 

This is a paraphrase of some thoughts offered by Ross Conrad of Dancing Bee Gardens, during the Spring 2017 Beekeeping Seminar of the 4 Corners Beekeepers Association, at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado.


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