Reverie - n. a state of being pleasantly lost in one's thoughts; a daydream or fantasy; a visionary or impractical idea

"To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee,—
One clover, and a bee,
And revery.

The revery alone will do
If bees are few." - Emily Dickinson

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Bee Space

In Beeman's hive

The golden rule of beekeeping is to respect bee space – that magic 3/8 of an inch providing such happiness for a bee.  Anything wider and they will fill the space with burr comb.  Anything closer and the space is filled with propolis, the sticky glue used to seal gaps.

Respecting bee space is also about acknowledging closeness.  The closeness of working among so many thousands of stinging insects, the closeness of the veil on your face, the closeness of working alongside others who share your passion. 

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