Thank you for following the honey to find me. As I followed it to find you.
Bees are amazing that way, as I found out from the moment I held a heavy frame of honey comb five years ago to the day two months ago I stumbled upon a “for lease” sign on the neighborhood storefront, at 1132 Massachusetts Avenue in Harvard Square, destined to be our first Follow The Honey hive.
August 20, 2011 is the official Grand Opening of our store in conjunction with National Honey Bee Day.
Mark the date on your calendar for a day of honey tasting, observation hive viewing, educational demonstrations, music, media and more.
Align yourself with the honeybees and they will take you. To where, I don’t know as that is for you to discover. But, take you they will once you put yourself in proximity to be taken.
Bees dance without pause to the jig of life, the truth of transformation and the regenerative rigor it takes to creatively work in harmony with oneself, with each other and with the world.
As time unfolds, I look forward to sharing with you more of my story as you tell me yours. For when it comes to the mythological and scientific subject of bees & honey, the comb is redolent with anecdotes, fiction and facts on the ground.
I want to hear them all. And learn from you what bee tenders and honeys have touched you and why. Also, where we might find them to get their elixirs into our store for others to enjoy.
Until then, leaving you with six intriguing tidbits of bee lore. Six, being the number of sides in a honeycomb cell.
1. One honeybee labors her entire life to make a total of 1/12 a teaspoon of honey
2. Abraham Lincoln and Muhammad Ali both ate bee pollen for strength & vitality
3. The honeybee, second only to the human being, is the most studied creature on earth
4. 1125 bees forage 2,000,000 flowers to make one pound of precious honey
5. A hive collectively flies 55,000 miles in order to create one pound of honey
6. Approximately one ton of honey must be foraged to extract 20 pounds of beeswax
Yours in discovery,