The revery alone will do
If bees are few.
If the bee disappeared off the face of the earth, man would only have four years left to live.
So on one hand, honey is an amazingly sophisticated and efficient food source. On the other hand, it's bee backwash.
It takes a bee 10,000,000 trips to collect enough nectar to make 1 pound of honey.
No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees, No fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds - November!
The flower doesn't dream of the bee. It blossoms and the bee comes.
People talk about mumblecore but I prefer bumblecore, hyper-realistic bee movies about how bees really are.
The little bee returns with evening's gloom, To join her comrades in the braided hive, Where, housed beside their might honey-comb, They dream their polity shall long survive.
The bee is enclosed, and shines preserved, in a tear of the sisters of Phaeton, so that it seems enshrined in its own nectar. It has obtained a worthy reward for its great toils; we may suppose that the bee itself would have desired such a death.
Here come the hum the golden bees
Underneath full blossomed trees,
At once with glowing fruit and flowers crowned.
The wild Bee reels from bough to bough
With his furry coat and his gauzy wing,
Now in a lily cup, and now
Setting a jacinth bell a-swing,
In his wandering.
My father told me all about the birds and the bees, the liar - I went steady with a woodpecker till I was twenty one.
Love is the bee that carries the pollen from one heart to another.
Even bees, the little almsmen of spring bowers, know there is richest juice in poison-flowers.
All the lessons of history in four sentences: Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad with power. The mills of God grind slowly, but they grind exceedingly small. The bee fertilizes the flower it robs. When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
Let us turn elsewhere, to the wasps and bees, who unquestionably come first in the laying up of a heritage for their offspring.
In the nice bee, what sense so subtly true
From pois'nous herbs extracts the healing dew?
O bees, sweet bees!" I said; "that nearest field Is shining white with fragrant immortelles Fly swiftly there and drain those honey wells.
Bees work for man, and yet they never bruise
Their Master's flower, but leave it having done,
As fair as ever and as fit to use;
So both the flower doth stay and honey run.
When the flower blooms, the bees come uninvited.
To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee, -
About every two minutes a new wave of planes would be over. The motors seemed to grind rather than roar, and to have an angry pulsation like a bee buzzing in blind fury.
Britain's most useful role is somewhere between bee and dinosaur.
His Labor is a Chant - His Idleness -a Tune - Oh, for a Bee's experience Of Clovers, and of Noon!
Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn't know it so it goes on flying anyway.
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