Painting : Autumn Skye Morrison
Sisterly Love To Our Bees...
“My dad has bees.Today I went to his house and he showed me all of the honey he had got 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 not let them suffer slowly, 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. It was a miracle unfolding...
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...its what bees do naturally...
Bee Sisters. Bee Peers. Bee Teammates.
We could all learn a thing or two from these sisterly loving bees.
Bee kind always.”
I love to watch them, observe and enjoy the wonderful harmony between them. How they chat, clean each other and detox or harmonise on the shungite.
Shungite is a carbon mineral stone with amazing benefits for all life. Water, emf protection, bees, humans and gardens.