Bee Haven @ Owl Creek


Blessed are those who trust in the LORD,

whose trust is the LORD.

They shall be like a tree planted by water,

sending out its roots by the stream.

Shower us with your grace, O Lord,

that we may be trees planted by living waters.

Nourish our spirits, enliven our hearts,

enlighten our minds, and ease our burdens.

Forgive us and free us to try again.


Proverbs 24:13 Eat honey, my son, for it is good, and the honeycomb is sweet to your taste.

Pollen Farmers
Sylvia Spencer
They call him busy, that industrious bee.
when he goes on a pollen hunting spree.
He sounds so contented making that humming
sound, so please don’t disturb him when he
is found. Just sit and watch as he works away
gathering pollen, in his own little way.
There is a hole in the outside wall and I know
he lives there because the holes quite small,
and he always seem to go there when he’s had a ball.
This little creature The Pollen Farmer, you should
see him he is just a garden charmer. Some people
when they see him cry out in alarm, but truthfully folks
they won’t do you any harm. All he wants is the nectar
that’s within the flower and he doesn’t care if it’s sweet or sour.
Encourage him to be your loyal fan by growing
old fashioned flowers wherever you can.
If the nectar’s rich like foxgloves and sweet peas
then they will clock in on overtime these Pollen
Farming Bees.
Published in Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group Newsletter     | May 2018

Suggested reading:

The Secret Life of Bees, Sue Monk Kidd, 2002

In Praise of the Bees, Kristin Gleeson, 2015  (6th cen Ireland convent)

The Beekeeper’s Daughter, Santa Montefiore, 2014

The History of Bees, A Novel, Maja Lunde, 2015


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