Five Photos, Five Stories: A Bee’s Story

A Busy Bee-517

I’m just minding my business.  Actually my life is my business.  I am a busy bee.  My job is to fly from plant to plant and pollinate everything I touch.  At this time of the year the nectar just seems to be so yummy and irresistible.  There is so much to put into the hive to feed our queen.

At least here in this park there are no pesticides.  Now that is hard to spot.  I have seen so many of my friends pass away from this – Tom, Dick and Harry were especially close to me.

Why can’t these big clumsy humans realise that we are the most vital creatures on this earth.  Without us there will be no grasses, no crops, no food.  We pollinate the blossoms that grow into their fruit and foods that they eat.

Those big clumsy humans think they are the most intelligent creatures on this earth.  But us humble bees will have the last say.  When we are not around, they won’t be around either.

So my plea to you big oaf with the strange looking object in your face, is to pass on this message to your fellow humans.  So that Tom, Dick and Harry and others don’t die in vain.


This is for two challenges.  The first one is for Marilyn’s new challenge at  SERENDIPITY where we get to write a story with our photos.

I was also nominated by Emilio at  Photos by Emilio and as part of this challenge I would like nominate Carol from Light Words.  All you need to do Carol is write a story to go with your photo and then nominate another blogger each day.  Your photos are so great.  No obligation.


Copyright Raewyn Forbes

16 thoughts on “Five Photos, Five Stories: A Bee’s Story”

  1. Oh, Raewyn, this post is gloriously wonderful!!! I LOVE what you wrote and how you wrote it! Your post reminded me to get milkweed for the butterflies, thank YOU! And your image is fantastic!! Way to go! Love, Amy ❤


  2. Most people don’t realize how critical bees are to the survival of everything. There’s a major crisis — apparently worldwide — with bees who cannot form hives. Probably pesticides. Possibly environmental destruction. It’s a very scary and sad situation. And dangerous to all life as we know it. Thanks for helping raise awareness.


    1. I saw on the news that London is being plagued by swarms. Bees are just trying to find a new place to set down again. We have a lot of beehives here in the Hawke’s Bay to pollinate our orchard trees. Absolutely vital to our economy


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