I've always had a special place in my heart for bees. Funny, because things that buzz around and have stingers generally don't tickle my fancy (example: my hatred for wasps). But oh how I love to watch a lazy bee flit from flower to flower. Not the mention, the honeycomb pattern is perfect.
On a recent road trip I read The Secret Life Of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd and found myself mentally highlighting so many quotes - here's a couple of my favorites...
“After you get stung, you can't get unstung
no matter how much you whine about it.”
“women made the best beekeepers 'cause they have
a special ability built into them to love creatures that sting.”
“At night I would lie in bed and watch the show, how bees squeezed through the cracks of my bedroom wall and flew circles around the room, making that propeller sound, a high-pitched zzzzzz that hummed along my skin. I watched their wings shining like bits of chrome in the dark and felt the longing build in my chest. The way those bees flew, not even looking for a flower, just flying for the feel of the wind, split my heart down its seam.”
All items for sale on Etsy. Sources from top left: Gold Bumble Bee Bobby Pin Set, hand embroidered and stamped mini clasp purse, Wooden honeycomb necklace, Hand Embroidered Bee Necklace on Honeycomb, Gold Honey Bee Juice Glass, Oh Honey bow tie, Honey bee honeycomb necklace.