Beekeeping Quotes

Quotes tagged as "beekeeping" (showing 1-10 of 10)
Sue Hubbell
“I like pulling on a baggy bee suit, forgetting myself and getting as close to the bees' lives as they will let me, remembering in the process that there is more to life than the merely human.”
Sue Hubbell, A Book of Bees: And How to Keep Them

Sara Eliza Johnson
“This must be
what love is:

a pain so radiant
it cuts through all others.”
Sara Eliza Johnson, Bone Map: Poems

Sue Hubbell
“The only time I ever believed that I knew all there was to know about beekeeping was the first year I was keeping them. Every year since I’ve known less and less and have accepted the humbling truth that bees know more about making honey than I do.”
Sue Hubbell, A Book of Bees: And How to Keep Them

S. Kelley Harrell, M. Div.
“I first felt myself a shaky axis between worlds when I watched my grandfather move those prophetic queens.”
S. Kelley Harrell, The Spirit of a Woman: Stories to Empower and Inspire

Robin McKinley
“But her curiosity got the better of her and at last she went back to where she’d left a big shallow basin of milk only the day before…and found the surface of the milk invisible under a carpet of her bees. “Bees don’t drink milk,” she said to them. When they lifted and flew away the basin was empty and clean.”
Robin McKinley, Chalice

Robin McKinley
“...she’d found she couldn’t bring herself to kill any of her bees, which was the system all the northern demesnes used, and so had to get them through the winter somehow. She’d been cold that winter herself, after wrapping up her most exposed hives in all the blankets she had.”
Robin McKinley, Chalice

Robin McKinley
“it was nearly dawn, and the hill was white with snow. She was covered with a thick blanket of bees, and the snow lay upon them in bright broken spangles. She sat up in distress— bees cannot survive hard cold outside their hives— but they seemed to shake themselves...”
Robin McKinley, Chalice

Sarah Waring
“The honeybee, Apis mellifera, is a species on the cusp of culture and nature … If we’re to seriously improve honeybee health and with it our own wellbeing, we need to make the most of this timely opportunity to realise a more interconnected approach to agriculture and ecology.”
Sarah Waring, Farming for the Landless: New perspectives on the cultivation of our honeybee

June Stoyer
“If neonicotinoids are the answer, what was the question?”
June Stoyer

Sue Hubbell
“...when I offered to either stay and help or go bake a pie, it was the pie that was most needed. It took six pies to finish the roof. I had not known that pies were such an important part of construction.”
Sue Hubbell, A Country Year: Living the Questions