The bees are quite amazing. Their ability to take pollen and turn it into honey is truly amazing. Bees have been the subject of many research papers and articles, as they are diminishing in numbers. Our world really does have a delicate balance in nature.
We can intentionally plant things that benefit the bees and the bees will benefit so many plants. In fact, bees are an important part of pumpkin farming. It is a concern bigger than the pumpkin crop, much of the world's flora and fauna rely on the bees to do the work of pollination. "Busy as a bee." is not an exaggeration.
Each Bee will only produce a small amount of honey in their lifetime. Many bees contribute to one jar of the magical golden nectar. It is hard work. It is diligent work. They will spend their life in labor, until their work here is done.
We can learn much from the bees.
Honey has always been greatly valued. This passage reflects that truth:
"the fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; the rules of the Lord are true, and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb. Moreover, by them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward." -Psalm 19:9-11
Sweeter than honey is a life lived in fear of the Lord.
Today, I am grateful for the bees.