162 Bees And Honey Quotes To Inspire You

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The Most Famous Bees And Honey Quotes (Best in 2024)

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The honey is sweet, but the Bee stings. — George Herbert

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You can attract more bees with a spoonful of sugar than a cupful of vinegar. — Saint Francis de Sales

The Honey is sweet, but the Bee has a Sting. — Benjamin Franklin

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If you want to gather honey, don't kick over the beehive. — Dale Carnegie

Deadly poisons are concealed under sweet honey. — Ovid

For so work the honey bees, creatures that by a rule in nature teach the act of order to a peopled kingdom. — William Shakespeare

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Hope is the only bee that makes honey without flowers. — Robert Green Ingersoll

The little bee returns with evening's gloom, To join her comrades in the braided hive, Where, housed beside their might honey-comb, They dream their polity shall long survive. — Charles Tennyson Turner

The bee is more honored than other animals, not because she labors, but because she labors for others. — Saint John Chrysostom

Our treasure lies in the beehive of our knowledge. We are perpetually on the way thither, being by nature winged insects and honey gatherers of the mind. — Friedrich Nietzsche

Short Bees And Honey Quotes

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  • If the bee disappeared off the face of the earth, man would only have four years left to live. — Maurice Maeterlinck
  • As bees gather honey, so we collect what is sweetest out of all things and build. — Rainer Maria Rilke
  • The keeping of bees is like the direction of sunbeams. — Henry David Thoreau
  • The busy bee has no time for sorrow. — William Blake
  • And the only reason for making honey is so as I can eat it. — A. A. Milne
  • The two noblest of things, which are sweetness and light. — Jonathan Swift
  • Every saint has a bee in his halo. — E. V. Lucas
  • If a queen bee were crossed with a Friesian bull, would not the land flow with milk and honey? — Oliver St. John
  • What is not good for the swarm is not good for the bee. — Marcus Aurelius
  • Every little thing wants to be loved. — Sue Monk Kidd

Bees And Honey Image Quotes

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Bees and honey quote Life is too short to be anything but happy.
Life is too short to be anything but happy.

Honey Bee Quotes

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As the bee collecteth honey with great zest, so the fool collecteth wealth. — Kabir

Like the bee gathering honey from the different flowers, the wise person accepts the essence of the different scriptures and sees only the good in all religions. — Mahatma Gandhi

This (presidential) system will not bear any resemblance to dictatorships under the same name in Africa and Asia, (It) will be unique to Turkey, it will be like a bee making honey, taking something from every flower and giving us a taste of a truly different honey. — Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Bees and honey quote People must not turn into bees, and kill themselves in stinging others.
People must not turn into bees, and kill themselves in stinging others.

Humility must always be doing its work like a bee making honey in the hive: without humility all will be lost. — Teresa of Avila

If one wants honey he must endure the sting of the bee. — Moroccan Proverbs

The honey-bee's great ambition is to be rich, to lay up great stores, to possess the sweet of every flower that blooms. She is more than provident. Enough will not satisfy her, she must have all she can get by hook or crook. — John Burroughs

Bees and honey quote We enjoy life's garden. Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
We enjoy life's garden. Life is the flower for which love is the honey.

If all the bees made honey, there would be enough for even gypsies to eat — Greek Proverbs

As a bee without harming the flower, its colour or scent, flies away, collecting only the honey, even so should the sage wander in the village. — Gautama Buddha

Just as bees make honey from thyme, the strongest and driest of herbs, so do the wise profit from the most difficult of experiences. — Plato

When you're out to get the honey you don't go killing all the bees — Joe Strummer

Honey Quotes

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Oh no, honey, I can’t read little things like letters. I read big things like men. — Sojourner Truth

The spirit of humility is sweeter than honey, and those who nourish themselves with this honey produce sweet fruit. — Anthony of Padua

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Donald Trump is the Honey Boo Boo of rich people. — Morgan Freeman

Bees and honey quote Be someone you want to be around
Be someone you want to be around

In a world of smoke and ashes, you are milk and honey — India.Arie

But how could anyone who's ever seen a summer - big explosion of green and skies lit up electric with splashy sunsets, a riot of flowers and wind that smells like honey - pick the snow? — Lauren Oliver

Pansies in soft April rains Fill their stalks with honeyed sap Drawn from Earth's prolific lap. — Bayard Taylor

Bees and honey quote The flower doesn't dream of the bee. It blossoms and the bee comes.
The flower doesn't dream of the bee. It blossoms and the bee comes.

Used to have a crush on Dawn from En Vogue. It's not like honey dip would wanna get with me, But just in case I own more condoms than TLC. — Phife Dawg

If fructose sounds dangerous, it can be, but only in fast and large doses. For most of human evolution the only big, rapidly digestible source of fructose that our ancestors could acquire was honey. — Daniel Lieberman

Yeah, after making Pablo Honey, we started experimenting with cloning myself in order to double the band's creative energy. However, the experiment was a failure, and the defective Thom Yorke clone escaped. And formed a band called Muse. — Thom Yorke

Even if a friend is honey, don’t lick them all up. — Arabic Proverbs

Bumble Bee Quotes

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Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn't know it so it goes on flying anyway. — Mary Kay Ash

Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams. — Ashley Smith

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Live your life to the fullest. — Shakira

Bees and honey quote The only person you should try to be better than is the person you were yesterda
The only person you should try to be better than is the person you were yesterday

Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams. — Ashley Smith

It was the bumble bee and the butterfly who survived, not the dinosaur. — Meridel Le Sueur

Nature is what we see - the hill, the afternoon, squirrel, eclipse, the bumblebee. Nay, nature is heaven. Nature is what we hear... — Emily Dickinson

Bees and honey quote A drop of honey catches more flies than a gallon of gall.
A drop of honey catches more flies than a gallon of gall.

I find you in all small and lovely things; in the little fishes like flames in the green water, in the furred and stupid softness of bumble-bees fat as laughter, in all the chiming radiance of warmth and light and scent in the summer garden. — Winifred Holtby

When poets go off the boil, they sound like bumble bees; when critics do, they sound like sewing machines. — Mason Cooley

My hair does get really frizzy, so I use a de-frizzing serum from Bumble and Bumble, and also Moroccan Oil is some really good stuff. Plus, I can't live without my Burt's Bees lip balm! — Chloe Bridges

'Ms.' is a syllable which sounds like a bumble bee is breaking wind. — Hortense Calisher

Milk And Honey Quotes

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blackmail. The age-old path to the land of milk and honey. The one sure way of being paid for doing nothing. — Ursula Curtiss

Perfumed and gallant words make our ears belch. — Pietro Aretino

Faith is like porridge. Better with milk and honey. — George R. R. Martin

Bees and honey quote Be your own hero
Be your own hero

Jerusalem the Golden, With milk and honey blest, eneath thy contemplation Sink heart and voice oppressed. — John Mason Neale

O happy, golden age! Not for that rivers ran With streams of milk, and honey dropped from trees — Torquato Tasso

Instead of passing blithely over into that Promised Land, flowing almost literally with milk and honey, it may be our destiny to wander a full 40 years or more in the wilderness of doubt and divided sentiments. — Benjamin Graham

Bees and honey quote We once grew good without chemicals. We never grew food without bees.
We once grew good without chemicals. We never grew food without bees.

Any land will flow with milk and honey if it is worked with honest hands! — Rudolfo Anaya

I like to get Honey Combs, and Apple Jax, and Captain Crunch Berries and mix them all together, but I'm freak and I use water instead of milk. — Mark Hoppus

The land of milk and honey, they say it is the land of money. — Bob Dylan

There is no food more satiating than milk and honey; and just as such foods produce disgust for the palate, so perfumed and gallant words make our ears belch. — Pietro Aretino

Flower And Bee Quotes

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The flower doesn't dream of the bee. It blossoms and the bee comes. — Mark Nepo

The peach-bud glows, the wild bee hums, and wind-flowers wave in graceful gladness. — Lucy Larcom

It is not the bee's touching of the flower that gathers honey, but her abiding for a time upon the flower that draws out the sweet. It is not he that reads most, but he that meditates most, that will prove the choicest, sweetest, wisest and strongest Christian. — Thomas Brooks

Bees and honey quote I'd say a man is someone who is strong-minded, moral, genuine, just a good human
I'd say a man is someone who is strong-minded, moral, genuine, just a good human beeing.

I go to books and to nature as a bee goes to the flower, for a nectar that I can make into my own honey. — John Burroughs

If you are an ardent reader, seek not brilliant and erudite texts; otherwise the demon of haughtiness will strike your heart. But like a wise bee that gathers honey from flowers, so also through your reading obtain healing for your soul. — Ephrem the Syrian

never forget this moment, the hum of the bee, the saffron threads of the flower, the drawn blinds, nature's assiduousness and human cruelty. — Edna O'Brien

Taste may be compared to that exquisite sense of the bee, which instantly discovers and extracts the quintessence of every flower, and disregards all the rest of it. — Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke

In August, the large masses of berries, which, when in flower, had attracted many wild bees, gradually assumed their bright velvety crimson hue, and by their weight again bent down and broke their tender limbs. — Henry David Thoreau

To a lesser extent (they like) the whites and reds, but blues, yellows and oranges are the main bee flowers. Although there are very good white bee flowers - white sweet clover is the best honey plant in the world. — Chip Taylor

For flowers that bloom about our feet; For tender grass, so fresh, so sweet; For song of bird, and hum of bee; For all things fair we hear or see, Father in heaven, we thank Thee! — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Beehive Quotes

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The earth is a beehive, we all enter by the same door. — African Proverbs

I dreamt -- marvellous error! -- that I had a beehive here inside my heart. And the golden bees were making white combs and sweet honey from my old failures. — Antonio Machado

Such simple instincts as bees making a beehive could be sufficient to overthrow my whole theory. — Charles Darwin

I was a big and un-ironic fan of Dear Abby when I was a kid in Chicago. I think I sort of internalized her. So I have this inner Abby: cranky, proper, folksy yet scathing, with a beehive hairdo. But that's my issue. — George Saunders

You're just a natural beehive, filled with honey to the top. Well, I ain't greedy baby, all I want is all you got. — Elvis Presley

Like bees creating a beehive or ants creating an anthill we're all moving along creating something and we're not sure what it is. — Joe Rogan

When you hear buzz around the beehive, you know they're making honey in there. — Terrence Howard

You can't beat the beehive for glam punkette attitude. — Rob Sheffield

China is referred to as the 'dragon' and India as an 'elephant'. But we are not an elephant, we are a 'beehive'. — Rahul Gandhi

It's like a bear stumbling into a beehive or a honey cache: I'm stumbling right into it and getting stuck, and it's delicious and it's horrible and I'm in it and it's not very graceful and it's very awkward and it's very painful and yet there's something inevitable about it. — Leonard Cohen

Sweet Honey Quotes

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Nothing but Money, Is sweeter than Honey. — Benjamin Franklin

Sweet words are like honey, a little may refresh, but too much gluts the stomach. — Anne Bradstreet

Honey is sweet, "and so is knowledge, but knowledge is like the bee that made that sweet honey, you have to chase it through the pages of a book." (taken from "Thank you, Mr. Falker" ) — Patricia Polacco

The flowers are full of honey, but only the bee finds out the sweetness. — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The sweetness of life lies in usefulness, like honey deep in the heart of a clover bloom. — Laura Ingalls Wilder

When you came, you were like red wine and honey, and the taste of you burnt my mouth with its sweetness. — Amy Lowell

She was indeed a girl of exquisite beauty. She was one of those languid women made of dark honey smooth and sweet and terribly sticky. — Patrick Süskind

Be humble as the blade of grass that is being trodden underneath the feet. The little ant tastes joyously the sweetness of honey and sugar. The mighty elephant trembles in pain under the agony of sharp goad — Sivananda

It [revenge] is sweeter far than flowing honey. — Homer

Sweet as sweetest Grecian honey will my song be when I sing, O Beloved, in the season of the Spring! — Ruben Dario

Bumblebee Quotes

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According to recognized aero technical tests, the bumblebee cannot fly because of the shape and weight of his body in relation to the total wing area. The bumblebee doesn't know this, so he goes ahead and flies anyway. — Igor Sikorsky

The turkey's eyes are such that he can see a bumblebee turn a somersault on the verge of the horizon. — Archibald Rutledge

The ultimate source of energy, the sun is ready to set. The leaves of the blooming lotus flower in the pond are losing their lustre. A bumblebee, sitting on that lotus is enjoying the romantic pleasure and murmuring passionate songs. — Manmohan Acharya

A sense of security, of well-being, of summer warmth pervades my memory. That robust reality makes a ghost of the present. The mirror brims with brightness; a bumblebee has entered the room and bumps against the ceiling. Everything is as it should be, nothing will ever change, nobody will ever die. — Vladimir Nabokov

According to aerodynamic laws, the bumblebee cannot fly. Its body weight is not the right proportion to its wingspan. Ignoring these laws, the bee flies anyway. — Andre Sainte-Lague

I am no more lonely than a single mullein or dandelion in a pasture, or a bean leaf, or sorrel, or a horse-fly, or a bumblebee. I am no more lonely than the Mill Brook, or a weathercock, or the north star, or the south wind, or an April shower, or a January thaw, or the first spider in a new house. — Henry David Thoreau

The ball whizzes past like a bumblebee and the Indians are in the sea. — Navjot Singh Sidhu

Evil does not question itself. Only Hope questions itself. — Craig Ferguson

My company mascot is the bumblebee. Because of its tiny wings and heavy body, aerodynamically the bumblebee shouldn't be able to fly. But the bumblebee doesn't know that, so it flies anyways. — Mary Kay Ash

Ms. It sounds like a sick bumblebee, it sounds frigid. I mean, who the hell would ever want to stick his hand up the dress of somebody who goes around calling herself something like Ms.? It's all so stupid. — Patti Smith

Worker Bees Quotes

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Worker bees can leave. Even drones can fly away. The Queen is their slave. — Chuck Palahniuk

Just as the queen bee, the highest-ranking, peerless creature of her hive, is surrounded by lowly drones to please her, whereas the workers produce honey, the same way is the one who sits on the throne an equal only to himself, and no one's companion. — Franz Grillparzer

As my great friend Aristotle said, 'If you cannot command, you must learn to listen.' I'm not the hierarchy here. I am a worker bee. — Shaquille O'Neal

Democracy does not contain any force which will check the constant tendency to put more and more on the public payroll. The state is like a hive of bees in which the drones display, multiply and starve the workers so the idlers will consume the food and the workers will perish. — Plato

Liberals, communists, socialists, look at people as workers. They look at 'em as ants, worker ants, worker bees and so forth, and they just plug 'em in to do jobs that need to be done. — Rush Limbaugh

I'm just getting better and better. It's just like a bunch of worker bees protecting the king bee, because I'm not a queen bee. I'm a king bee. — Shaquille O'Neal

I have a real worker-bee mentality. Just show up, just do it. Even if you feel like s--t and you think you're terrible and you'll never get better and it will never go anywhere, just show up and do it. And, eventually, something happens. — Rosanne Cash

Little Bee Quotes

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Green little vaulter, in the sunny grass, Catching your heart up at the feel of June, Sole noise that's heard amidst the lazy noon, When ev'n the bees lag at the summoning brass. — Leigh Hunt

Bees are Satan's little German Shepherds. — Theo Von

So when I say that I am a refugee, you must understand that there is no refuge. — Chris Cleave

A scar is never ugly. That is what the scar makers want us to think. A scar does not form on the dying. A scar means, I survived. — Chris Cleave

Even bees, the little almsmen of spring bowers, know there is richest juice in poison-flowers. — John Keats

I’m telling you, trouble is like the ocean. It covers two thirds of the world. — Chris Cleave

So our student will flit like a busy bee through the entire garden of literature, light on every blossom, collect a little nectar from each, and carry it to his hive. — Desiderius Erasmus

How doth the little busy bee Improve each shining hour, And gather honey all the day From every opening flower! — Isaac Watts

We must see all scars as beauty. Okay? This will be our secret. Because take it from me, a scar does not form on the dying. A scar means, 'I survived'. — Chris Cleave

The first concert I ever went to was the Bee Gees. I don't know if you remember the Bee Gees. My mom took me. I was little. But my mom was a big disco fan, and - my mom took me to the Bee Gees. Looking back now, it's pretty embarrassing if your first concert was with your mom. — Rob Huebel

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More Bees And Honey Quotes

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The squirrel hoards nuts and the bee gathers honey, without knowing what they do, and they are thus provided for without selfishness or disgrace. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

We think we can make honey without sharing in the fate of bees, but we are in truth nothing but poor bees, destined to accomplish our task and then die. — Muriel Barbery

LIFE is a mosaic of pleasure and pain - grief is an interval between two moments of joy. Peace is the interlude between two wars. You have no rose without a thorn; the diligent picker will avoid the pricks and gather the flower. There is no bee without the sting; cleverness consists in gathering the honey nevertheless. — Sathya Sai Baba

The bees pillage the flowers here and there but they make honey of them which is all their own; it is no longer thyme or marjolaine: so the pieces borrowed from others he will transform and mix up into a work all his own. — Michel de Montaigne

So on one hand, honey is an amazingly sophisticated and efficient food source. On the other hand, it's bee backwash. — Alton Brown

The breezes taste Of apple peel. The air is full Of smells to feel- Ripe fruit, old footballs, Burning brush, New books, erasers, Chalk, and such. The bee, his hive, Well-honeyed hum, And Mother cuts Chrysanthemums. Like plates washed clean With suds, the days Are polished with A morning haze. — John Updike

Bees sip honey from flowers and hum their thanks when they leave. The gaudy butterfly is sure that the flowers owe thanks to him. — Rabindranath Tagore

Focus on the roses: 'A person who gathers honey will not escape being stung by bees. A person who gathers roses will not escape being scratched by thorns.' The positive things in life also have negative aspects. Keep your focus on the beautiful roses of the world, and the thorns will seem trivial and inconsequential. — Zelig Pliskin

When the bee has gathered the dew of heaven and the earth's sweetest nectar from the flowers, it turns it into honey, then hastens to its hive. In the same way, the priest, having taken from the altar the Son of God (who is as the dew from heaven, and true son of Mary, flower of our humanity), gives him to you as delicious food. — Saint Francis de Sales

A bird in the boughs sang "June," And "June" hummed a bee In a Bacchic glee As he tumbled over and over Drunk with the honey-dew. — Clinton Scollard

One can no more approach people without love than one can approach bees without care. Such is the quality of bees. — Leo Tolstoy

Imagine spending four billion years stocking the oceans with seafood, filling the ground with fossil fuels, and drilling the bees in honey production -- only to produce a race of bed-wetters! — Barbara Ehrenreich

Here's the secret that every successful software company is based on: You can domesticate programmers the way beekeepers tame bees. You can't exactly communicate with them, but you can get them to swarm in one place and when they're not looking, you can carry off the honey. — Orson Scott Card

If the bee disappeared off the face of the earth, man would only have four years left to live. This is regarded as probably NOT a quote by Einstein. — Albert Einstein

The beautiful laws of time and space, once dislocated by our inaptitude, are holes and dens. If the hive be disturbed by rash and stupid hands, instead of honey, it will yield us bees. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

God made bees, and bees made honey, God made man, and man made money, Pride made the devil, and the devil made sin; So God made a cole-pit to put the devil in. — William Cowper

O bees, sweet bees!" I said; "that nearest field Is shining white with fragrant immortelles Fly swiftly there and drain those honey wells. — Helen Hunt Jackson

Bees work for man, and yet they never bruise Their Master's flower, but leave it having done, As fair as ever and as fit to use; So both the flower doth stay and honey run. — George Herbert

Hebe's here, May is here! The air is fresh and sunny; And the miser-bees are busy Hoarding golden honey. — Thomas Bailey Aldrich

O Spirit of the Summertime! Bring back the roses to the dells; The swallow from her distant clime, The honey-bee from drowsy cells. Bring back the friendship of the sun; The gilded evenings, calm and late, When merry children homeward run, And peeping stars bid lovers wait. Bring back the singing; and the scent Of meadowlands at dewy prime;- Oh, bring again my heart's content, Thou Spirit of the Summertime! — William Allingham

How to extract its honey from the flower of the world. That is my everyday business. I am as busy as a bee about it. I ramble over fields on that errand and am never so happy as when I feel myself heavy with honey and wax. I am like a bee searching the livelong day for the sweets of nature. — Henry David Thoreau

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