Bee Keeping

Bee Keeping February 27, 2009

bees“I hadn’t been out to the hives before, so to start off she gave me a lesson in what she called ‘bee yard etiquette’. She reminded me that 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, The Secret Life of Bees

Seems like bee keeping and just living have a lot in common.  I wonder how life would be if we tried: don’t be afraid; don’t be an idiot; don’t swat; and . . . send out some love.  Every little thing wants to be loved.

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