From Bee To Thee


From Bee To Thee

In spring and in summer
of each seasonal year,
if you're out and about,
you're likely to hear
the soft busy hum of
my swift tiny wings.
As I doggedly work,
my buzz ever sings.
From flower to flower,
with purpose and grace,
I visit each blossom
to kiss its sweet face.
I gather up samples
of nectar so fine,
to make my rendition of
fruit of the vine.
Then back to my hive
will I carry my wares,
where my many co-workers
then greet me with theirs.
Production commences
in secret, it's true...
a process complex
that is known to but few.
Delectable honey
is what we provide,
a thick, golden sweetness,
to humans worldwide.
So in spring and in summer,
when blossoms are fair,
you'll hear my sweet buzzing
and know why I am there.


"Copyright 2011, All Rights Reserved."

This is dedicated to my dear friend, Simon, who issued a veiled challenge this morning to come up with verse to accompany the photos..."Here's to you, Simon!"

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jami l. pereira 5 years ago

Voted up and beautiful and awesome , very pretty , loved the pics as well :)

Sunnie Day 5 years ago

Beautiful write Tenderheart,

We have several bloosoms that attract tons of bee's and you can walk out the morning and hear them humming from the problem I am deathly allergic and carry an Epi pen..I am always outside and knock on wood have not been stung in many years..I am acutally scared to say that out loud..:)..anyway seeing the bees work so hard is a wonderful thing..helping other things grow so beautifully.

Thank you,


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

jami, thank you for your read and great comment! I appreciate you!

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Thanks, Sunnie! I understand your fear, with such an allergy, bees can be very dangerous...and life threatening...they are amazing creatures, in spite of it all, and demand respect!

Sunnie Day 5 years ago

You are so right they do demand respect for sure..I cleared a whole library one time as a couple wasps were swarming around..That was in my younger years when I had the life threatning reaction..I thnk I have calmed down since

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Fiddleman 5 years ago from Zirconia, North Carolina

The sourwood tress are infull bloowm and the bees are busy making one of this areas favorite honeys. HoneyBee's are amazing

tnderhrt23 5 years ago

Sunnie, I am glad you lived to tell the tale, and pray you don't have to clear any more libraries! A quick little story...I always told my little boys to stay out of the woods because it was dangerous, but like curious little critters, they were always drawn summer day, I was doing dishes and the boys had gone out to play. I heard this gut-wrenching screaming start and knew right away something was horribly wrong. I ran out the front door to find my middle son, who was maybe 5 at the time running across the yard, well more like dancing across the yard, screaming like a banshee, trying to tear his pants off. He and his brother had gone into the woods and he had kicked over a bees' nest and they had attacked him...flew up his pants. He had over 30 stings from head to toe!

Thanks be to God, he was not allergic but I dosed him up with benedryl, coated him up with meat tenderizer paste, and watched him like a hawk for the next 24 hours. They did not wander into the woods again...true story!

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Fiddleman, indeed they are. Thank you for your visit and great comment!

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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

OooO ouch your poor son, that must have hurt. So glad that he is okay.

Enjoyed this poem and the pictures are beautiful!

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tumblintumblweed 5 years ago

Well Ms.tnderhrt....really enjoyed this little poem, with great photography to boot!!

voted up! Great job, my friend!

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Just Ask Susan, thank you! Yes it was a hard lesson for him, to bee sure...pun intended! I appreciate your visit and great comment!

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Thank you kindly, weed! It surely keeps me outta trouble, and provides entertainment during my long hours! I appreciate your inspiring encouragement, always!

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Steph Harris 5 years ago from Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom

Wonderful poem and spectacular photography, I do love the honeybee, such hard working little insects and their honey is so delicious and good for our health. Thank you for sharing with us. Voted up, awesome and beautiful.

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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

One of my Iowa cousins was a bee-keeper, and my grandmother always had several combs in a large jar. We put that honey and churned butter on her homemade bread.

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Thank you, Steph! What an awesome comment! I do so appreciate you!

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

WillStarr, you make my mouth water! Yummmm! Bees are one of Mother Nature's finest gifts! I hope this finds you well!

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Truckstop Sally 5 years ago

Beautiful! I read a children's book today that asked -- Do you wonder about making a honey cake and inviting bees to stand in line to have a taste?

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James Kever 5 years ago

What a way you have with words! I love the poems you write like this... kind of reminds me of Sarah Synthia Singleton James.

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Pixel-Alchemist 5 years ago from Waitakere Auckland : New Zealand

HI Tender Heart

I knew you wouldn't disappoint, a question/ challenge take how you will. The best thing is all these folks get a great read as do I and I see a number of Great photographs I was not privy to before. I think I helped create a photographic monster l.o.l (teasing of course dear friend. I love seeing you having so much fun )p.s I started up a photo of the day on my wee blog

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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

Great poetry and pictures. Loved it. Thank you.

tnderhrt23 5 years ago

Truckstop Sally, That is too cool! Thank you for your read and great comment!

tnderhrt23 5 years ago

Awww, Jamie, it so tickles my fancy to get a comment from you! You make your mama happy! I love you more than all the honey made by all the bees in the world!

tnderhrt23 5 years ago

Simon, your comment made me chuckle...if only you knew! I have probably taken several thousand pics between here in Maryland and the farm in Pa in the past month and a half! Maybe more! I don't do things half way...if its worth doing its worth overdoing!!! It has kept me sane these past few months and that is what counts. I can't wait to see your photo of the day! Hugs!

tnderhrt23 5 years ago

Ruby, thank you so much! I'm tickled!

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CMCastro 5 years ago from Baltimore,MD USA

Very well done!

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Thank you, Christina.

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bellawritter23 5 years ago from California

Tnder, you always amaze me with your gracefulness and solitude. It transpires and reflects the soul you carry. Beautiful and awesome voted up!!

I missed ya. :)


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

Hi tnderhrt23, I love to see the bees enjoying my flowers it's a beautiful sight, wonderful poem and photos, I absolutely love your writing, thank you.

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Les Trois Chenes 5 years ago from Videix, Limousin, South West France

Lovely pictures. I have a soft spot for bees as we keep bees to provide fragrant honey for our Bed and Breakfast guests in Limousin, France. Just now the garden is full of bees of all sorts, including the sprectacular, huge, black Carpenter bees.

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acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford

Stunning and I simply love your awesome pictures too!

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Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States

Love it, love it!!! Your writing is fantastic and the photos are awesome! Voted up, up and away!

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Many thanks, bella! You have been such a positive inspiration and blessing to me! Lots of Love!

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Movie Master, thank you! I am thrilled! I love to watch the bees at work and watch in wonder!

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Les Trois Chenes, thank you for your awesome response! Bees of many sizes are busy now, collecting their precious always leaves me in awe!

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

acaetnna, Thank you! my latest endeavor is the photography, to accompany some of my verse, and my visit to my sister's farm provides the perfect place to practice! I so appreciate your comment!

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Dexter Yarbrough, thank you so much for your awesome visit and encouraging comment! Photography is fairly new to me and your feedback is inspiring!

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epigramman 5 years ago are a gift to Mother Nature herself when you write like this Miss M - and 'naturally' your friendship and status as esteemed colleague is a gift to me!

lake erie time 9:01pm - off to work - wish me a safe drive and I am thinking of you and your family and sending warm wishes and positive thoughts.

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Awww, Epigramman! Thank you, my sweet friend! Be safe, always, and have a wonderful night!

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RichardCMckeown 5 years ago

Such a lovely and sweet article,tnderhrt20.Great hub.

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

RichardCMckeown, thank you, kindly, for your read and great comment! They are greatly appreciated!

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