Busy Bees

Honey bees tap
two hundred flowers
to make one drop of honey…

We gulp down
several drops in a jiffy
sitting cosily in the balcony…

They struggle hard
we get sweet reward…

They are busy bees
but an easy target
we are easy bees
with a target set…

–Kaushal Kishore


image: pixabay

42 Comments

  1. I love bees and had them in my garden, until my neighbour complained that his wife had panic attacks, and they had to go to a good place by the meadow.
    Thank you, Kaushal, for this beautiful essay about the wonderful creatures, the bees, and your poignant ending.

    Joanna

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    1. It’s sad. I was under impression that you still had bees in your garden, because you had mentioned it earlier. But I’m glad you liked the post. Thank you so much, Joanna.

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  2. Lovely photos, KK. Beautiful, meaningful poem! We need to remember when we consume honey how hard the bees worked to make it.

    To me, this is a metaphor that teaches us that we need to remember that our society and the lifestyle we enjoy are cooperative, based on the labor and inventions of many people in different times and places. We also owe a debt to animals. We need to live with gratitude and empathy. and in harmony with nature.

    In Florida, domesticated honeybees live in hives set up in citrus groves. They pollinate the trees and make honey from the nectar. Beekeepers take some of the honey but are careful not to take enough to harm the colony. This seems to me to be a symbiotic relationship. Honeybees are not native to North America, but, In addition to the hives set up by farmers, honeybees also now live here in the wild.

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    1. I’m so glad to receive this comment from you, Cheryl. You have rightly stated about symbiotic relationship. We are interdependent. We supplement and complement each other. When we milk cows, we ensure that some milk is left out for their calves. We must understand the need of others while fulfilling our own. Thank you again for sharing this valuable input. Much appreciated 🙏💐

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  3. I love bees and thought of becoming a beekeeper when I retired from work, but my garden is too small for beehives. A bee-friend then, so lots of flowers for them and some bee-homes for solitary bees. Wonderful poem, KK. Happy weekend 😊🖋✏🙋‍♂️

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    1. Wow! You know a lot about bees and beekeeping. That’s great. I also like their industrious character. Thank you, Ashley for reading and sharing your wonderful experience 🙏💐

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  4. Reblogged this on dathaoqutrn and commented:
    Dear Friend Kaushal Kishore,
    I click up your Blog this morning after I’ve seen you visiting my site. This poem “Busy Bees” have moved my heart. I used honey a lot in my cooking instead of sugar, reason of sugar in my blood.
    Loving the Bees deeply this morning, so I would like to reblog this poem to my site, dathaoqutrn.com, Kaushal. Thank You.
    DTQT. 04/10/2021. Sydney Australia.

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    1. I’m so happy to hear that and see you here, DTQT. Thank you for reblogging my post. It’s an honour to me. Yes, I also find your posts on your blog quite informative and interesting. Have a lovely week ahead.

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