Bee Proverbs And Quotations

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Isn’t it funny

How a bear likes honey?

Buzz! Buzz! Buzz!

I wonder why he does?

-          From Winnie-the-Pooh  by A. A. Milne



There’s a whisper down the field where the year has shot her yield,

And the ricks stand grey to the sun,

Singing: - ‘Over then, come over, for the bee has quit

the clover,

And your English summer’s done.’

-          From The Long Trail by Rudyard Kipling


While the bee with honied thigh,

That her flowery work doth sing,

And the waters murmuring

And such consort as they keep,

Entice the dewy-feather’d sleep.

-          From L’Allegro – by John Milton

And most of all would I flee from the cruel madness of love –

The honey of poison-flowers and all the measureless ill.

– Tennyson


Bee and Honey Proverbs

  • Honey is dear bought if licked off thorns
    – 12th Century proverb
  • Honey is sweet but the bee stings.
    - G. Herbert.
  • A swarm of bees in May is worth a load Of hay, But a swarm in July is not worth a fly.
     - J. Ray – English Provers 1670
  • Bees that have honey in their mouths have stings in their tails.
    – 15th century proverb.

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