Not true ! I am very much alive and I am just as much in love with honeybees as I always was.
Several years ago I found myself (beeing) rushed to the emergency room and lovingly cared for by Mission Hospital staff . I was soon able to breathe again! What an awful and fearful feeling. I know the fear of being stung. It can cause a beautiful rational human being to turn into a monster killing machine.
The question in my mind is how can I be allergic to honeybees? My beautiful flowery world just bumped me in the head, literally the bee bumped me in the head .
I had to grow up quick and the sad truth is when I see a honey bee , I’ll either want to kill it or run! To bee fair the honeybee is a very fair hard-working creature. Working in the sun, the rain, the snow, and even the sleet to keep its beehive warm and nourished.
Now I choose to stand very still and let the honeybee do his job.
The truth bee told what stung me may have been a wasp, not a honeybee at all.
The plight of the honey bee is sad. As a child I remember dancing in clouds of DDT my older brother Mathew on his fast blue bike my sister Velvet on her super cool bike my little sister running after them flowers falling to the ground from her hair. We were totally happy the four of us.
We were an amazing team playing together sharing our dreams never realizing that we were part of the demise of the honeybee. Yes, what fun we had until our father came home from work one night and caught us running up and down the street dancing in the clouds of a poison that would surely kill the mosquitoes! Never did we know that our honeybees would suffer so much!
Let’s celebrate the honeybee. Let’s save the honeybee. In doing this we will save ourselves.
In our small Asheville N.C. based business Hopey & Co. we have 100 employees each one working hard every day to bring amazing healthy food to our neighborhood. As a business owner I look at each market just as the bee keeper watches the hives always looking for signs of growth. I know I must protect my business just like the bee keeper protects the bee hives . When one hive grows large I must start another business (hive) .
I am happy to say this is what every business owner must do to ensure growth and health in his or her life. Don’t bee afraid of the sting of failure! Dream big, if your business is doing well it’s time to start another one.
Cheers to you and your grand adventure!
PS…Bee smart, Bee wise,and Bee willing to grow!