Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Bzzzzzz

Because I reacted with intense itching and swelling to stings when I was a child, I have an uneasy relationship with bees.  I find them to be very interesting insects.  According to all reports and my observations, they are industrious little things, always winging to and from their hives, delving into blossoms to search for a little more pollen.  When they return home to their hives, they turn that dusty pollen into creamy honey.


Although I have stopped eating sugar (white or brown) in my diet, I occasionally indulge in consuming a little honey.  I am thankful that bees make honey.

As long as they buzz loudly around the flowers in my garden so I can hear them and avoid their stingers, honeybees will continue to be my friends.  If one of their less wise members decides to sting me, all negotiations will cease.  Then there will be war.

8 comments:

ellen b. said...

Nice captures :0)
I feel a bit kindlier to stings after my tennis elbow relief but I also took a benedryl sp? as soon as I was stung :0)

Roxie said...

Remember, when a bee stings you, she dies. As long as you don't smell like a flower, they'll leave you alone.

Grreat photos!

Caroline said...

I have an uneasy relationship with bees too, but I also love the sound they make busily working in my flowers beds.

I loved your paragraphs describing the homeless man in your previous post!

Tracy said...

Very PRETTY photos, Willow! Hope the bees treat you kind. ;o) I love honey. It's fun to try different types of honey. Am really liking acacia honey at the moment...mmm...bbbzzzz... Happy Day ((HUGS))

Thoughts on Life and Millinery. said...

How funny...I posted about bees and Buzz on Nov. 2nd too, and my dear husband is likewise allergic to them.

I am just thankful for bees and the work they do so we have food to eat. If they die off, we will have a pretty uninteresting diet.

XUE said...

That last pic with the orange flower is so pretty! My son is allergic to the venom in bees' bite so we get nervous when there are bees around. Happy Autumn !

M.Kate said...

aw...I do hope they will leave you alone. I havent been stung before...tak payah rasa also. Happy weekend Kak Willow :)

Bethany Hissong said...

Save the bees!!!! I know you're all for bees but I just have to write that the numbers have been drastically decreasing because of pesticide usage and we need all the bees we can get so we can have yummy fruits and vegetables!!!