871. A bee is an exquisite chemist. ~Royal Beekeeper to Charles II

  A work of arte; yet no arte of man,
Can worke this worke, these little creatures can.
~Geffrey Whitney, 1586

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Bees work for man, and yet they never bruise
Their Master’s flowers, but leave it having done,
As fair as ever and as fit to use;
So both the flower doth stay and the honey run.
~George Herbert

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There is one masterpiece, the hexagonal cell, that touches perfection. No living creature, not even man has achieved, in the centre of his sphere, what the bee has achieved in her own: and were some one from another world to descend and ask of the earth the most perfect creation of the logic of life, we should needs have to offer the humble comb of honey. ~Maurice Maeterlinck, 1924

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Hello gardeners! Please try to resist tidying away the hollow plant stems in your garden in the autumn and instead wait to the following year. They may have tiny bees hibernating inside! www.buzzaboutbees.net

Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. ~Proverbs 16:24  ✝

**All images via Pinterest; collages by Natalie

34 thoughts on “871. A bee is an exquisite chemist. ~Royal Beekeeper to Charles II

  1. What wonderous little creatures they are. Didn’t know about the hollow stems though. I’m glad you included that little tip. They won’t be coming out until next year when ready to start the gardens anew.

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      • I was sprayed in Vietnam one night with their rubbish Natalie. Soaked to the skin. I passed pea green faeces for the next three days. Didn’t feel too well at all. Now I know how the bees feel.

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      • Oh my gosh, L, that’s awful! I hate poisons. Little by little mankind is destroying Creation sadly! Bastards, I say put them on space ships and send them all into deep space before they kill us all and destroy the Lord’s beautiful and amazing Creation. Hugs, N 🙂 ❤

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