A shout out to the hive, a place where we come together and support each other. A community, a colony...much love to my bee family ❤

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    A shout out to the hive, a place where we come together and support each other. A community, a colony...much love to my bee family ❤

    “My dad has bees.🐝Today I went to his house and he showed me all of the honey he had gotten from the hives. He took the lid off of a 5 gallon bucket full of honey and on top of the honey there were 3 little bees, struggling. They were covered in sticky honey and drowning. I asked him if we could help them and he said he was sure they wouldn't survive. Casualties of honey collection I suppose.
    I asked him again if we could at least get them out and kill them quickly, after all he was the one who taught me to put a suffering animal (or bug) out of its misery. He finally conceded and scooped the bees out of the bucket. He put them in an empty Chobani yogurt container and put the plastic container outside.
    Because he had disrupted the hive with the earlier honey 🍯 collection, there were bees flying all over outside.
    We put the 3 little bees in the container on a bench and left them to their fate. My dad called me out a little while later to show me what was happening. These three little bees were surrounded by all of their sisters (all of the bees are females) and they were cleaning the sticky nearly dead bees, helping them to get all of the honey off of their bodies. We came back a short time later and there was only one little bee left in the container. She was still being tended to by her sisters.
    When it was time for me to leave we checked one last time and all three of the bees had been cleaned off enough to fly away and the container was empty.
    Those three little bees lived because they were surrounded by family and friends who would not give up on them, family and friends who refused to let them drown in their own stickiness and resolved to help until the last little bee could be set free.

    Bee Sisters. Bee Peers. Bee Teammates. ❣️

    We could all learn a thing or two from these bees. 🐝 🐝 🐝

    Bee kind always.

    I did not write this, but love it.

    #2
    Thanks for sharing this episode, it moved me

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      #3
      That's a really nice story, than you!

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        #4
        Walking past my neighbourhood vegan restaurant I noticed something hanging near their outside patio, it was a bee trap. I thought that was odd them being vegan an all.

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          #5
          Yeah, thinman, that is also not good earth stewardship, as we are currently short of bees, due to all the man made chaos on this planet. People like Trbrat75 and her dad are doing a good thing by aiding bees in their efforts to survive. It is a Good analogy for us to follow, also

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            #6
            Sometime ago in Manchester UK 1970 where I worked, some bees came from someplace and a whole building side was covered with millions of bees, sadly later they was hosed.

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