"One can no more approach people without love than one can approach
bees without care. Such is the quality of bees..."
~ Leo Tolstoy
The careful insect 'midst his works I view,
Now from the flowers exhaust the fragrant dew,
With golden treasures load his little thighs,
And steer his distant journey through the skies.
~ John Gay
"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
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 keeping of bees is like the direction of sunbeams."
~ Henry David Thoreau
“The bee is more honored than other animals, not because she labors,
but because she labors for others.”
~ Saint John Chrysostom
"If the bee disappeared off the face of the earth,
man would only have four years left to live."
~ Albert Einstein