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Bee Quotes & Sayings

“Hope is the only Bee that makes honey without flowers.” – Robert Ingersoll
“A bee is never as busy as it seems; it’s just that it can’t buzz any slower.” – Kin Hubbard
“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
“Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn’t be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn’t know it so it goes on flying anyway.” – Mary Kay Ash
“The happiness of the bee and the dolphin is to exist. For man it is to know that and to wonder at it.” – Jacques Yves Cousteau
“Bee to the blossom, moth to the flame; Each to his passion; what’s in a name?” – Helen Hunt Jackson
“When the flower blossoms, the bee will come.” – Srikumar Rao
“In social matters, pointless conventions are not merely the bee sting of etiquette, but the snake bite of moral order.” – Florence King
“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.” – Charles A. Beard
“To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee, One clover, and a bee, And revery. The revery alone will do, If bees are few.” – Emily Dickinson
“The tools that a society uses to create and maintain itself are as central to human life as a hive is to bee life. Though the hive is not part of any individual bee, it is part of the colony, both shaped by and shaping the lives of its inhabitants.” – Clay Shirky
“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
“Handle a book as a bee does a flower, extract its sweetness but do not damage it.” – John Muir
“We think we can make honey without sharing in the fate of bees, but we are in truth nothing but poor bees, destined to accomplish our task and then die.” – Muriel Barbery
“The keeping of bees is like the direction of sunbeams.” – Henry David Thoreau
“One can no more approach people without love than one can approach bees without care. Such is the quality of bees…” – Leo Tolstoy
“The bee’s life is like a magic well: the more you draw from it, the more it fills with water.” – Karl Von Frisch
“Every saint has a bee in his halo.” – Elbert Hubbard
“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. One success is inherited, and the the next one is earned. While the last one is self-sought, self-served, and happens on its own terms.” – Suzy Kassem
“Even the bees I’d swear were sent to protect us in the delicate business of hives and honey are stung to silence by the news that something winged has lost its flight.” – Kristen Henderson
“I don’t like to hear cut and dried sermons. No – when I hear a man preach, I like to see him act as if he were fighting bees.” – Abraham Lincoln
“Droughts especially appear to have accompanied the spirits of the dead in bee-form, and for this reason the honey offering was almost always customary in rain-magic, and the power of predicting rain was attributed to the bee.” – Hilda M. Ransome
“The siren heralds a friend, the bee a stranger.” – Hilda M. Ransome
“The bee is domesticated but not tamed.” – William Longgood
“Not a single bee has ever sent you an invoice. And that is part of the problem – because most of what comes to us from nature is free, because it is not invoiced, because it is not priced, because it is not traded in markets, we tend to ignore it.” – Pavan Sukhdev
“That which is not good for the bee-hive cannot be good for the bees.” – Marcus Aurelius
“The men of experiment are like the ant; they only collect and use. But the bee…gathers its materials from the flowers of the garden and of the field, but transforms and digests it by a power of its own.” – Leonardo da Vinci
“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.” – George Herbert
“The busy bee has no time for sorrow.” – William Blake
“Listen to the bees and let them guide you.” – Brother Adam
“For bees, the flower is the fountain of life/For flowers, the bee is the messenger of love.” – Kahlil Gibran
“Our treasure lies in the beehive of our knowledge. We are perpetually on the way thither, being by nature winged insects and honey gatherers of the mind.” – Nietzsche
“Even bees, the little almsmen of spring bowers, know there is richest juice in poison-flowers.” – John Keats
“He is not worthy of the honey-comb/That shuns the hives because the bees have stings.” – William Shakespeare
“For so work the honey bees, creatures that by a rule in nature teach the act of order to a peopled kingdom.” – William Shakespeare
“The bee is more honoured than other animals,not because she labors,but because she labours for others.” – St John Chrysostom
“A work of arte; and yet no arte of man,
Can worke, this worke, these little creatures can.”
– Geffrey Whitney

Bee Proverbs

“No bees, no honey; no work, no money.” – Unknown
“When the bee comes to your house, let her have beer; you may want to visit the bee’s house some day.” – Congolese
“The bee, from her industry in the summer, eats honey all the winter.” – Unknown
“When you shoot an arrow of truth, Dip it’s point in Honey.” – Arab
“Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.” – Proverbs 16:24

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