Saturday, September 10, 2011

Bee happy

“Bye, honey,” said the husband to his wife on the TV show, and I imitated the lines to my wife, picking up my bag to leave for office.
My mind kept whirling around the magnificent insect, honey bee.
How many of us know that to make just one teaspoon of honey, bees need to travel about 1,250 kilometres (roughly Mumbai-Chennai distance) and visit more than 40,000 flowers?
I heard a spiritualist say: One should extract happiness from life as the bee extracts nectar from flowers. The bee flaps its wings and a sort of warmth is created around the flower. The insect then extracts only as much nectar as is needed so as not to harm the flower or cause any pain.
If someone asks who is your favourite music composer, better answer Bee-thovan.

23 comments:

  1. I like the "Bee-thoven" bit! Very interesting facts!!

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  2. Like you traveled all the way to Emirates?

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  3. Hi honey!! :P

    lol, very insightful post as always!!

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  4. very enlightening post..!!! Thanks for sharing..!!

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  5. haa.haaaaaaaaaa
    Got it...like it!
    :)

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  6. We have to take lot of effort to be happy and make others happy...well said, Ramesh!

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  7. hahahah u r hilarious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  8. You don't live in the moment, eh! Thinking of bees when you saying bye to your wife! Tstststsss...

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  9. Happiness and prosperity must be shared to its fullest.

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  10. True. Extract as much as you need without causing any harm to anyone else. Beautiful thought.

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  11. Good thought and as usual very well presented. Love the spiritual theory touch to it.

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  12. That was very enlightning,very interesting post:)

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  13. Isn't there some theory that the earth cannot survive without the honey bee?

    Bee-thoven? Groan.

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  14. :) Hi Honey.... I really missed these inspiring posts of yours. Always brings on a smile. Remember me buddy?

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  15. Short, to-the-point, sweet as honey and simple - yes, happiness is not far away, its how the heart accepts and picks the joy out of even petty things of everyday life!!

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  16. Simple facts which we take for granted. Nice to know about it.

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