Sometimes, I get asked Hey! Debbie Honey! What's with the Bees? If you are part of my Facebook family, then you'll see regular morning bee posts from me. It's made quite a buzz, Ok, no more bee jokes, I promise. If you haven't seen my morning posts on Facebook then make sure to follow here:
So why Bees? The name Deborah is a biblical name with Hebrew origins, it's a feminine given name derived from D'vorah, a Hebrew word meaning "bee." the English variant is Debbie or Debra. Deborah was a heroine and prophetess in the Old Testament Book of Judges and believe it or not a singer. You can check out The Song of Deborah found in Judges 5:2–31 it's a victory hymn, sung by Deborah and Barak (not Obama, lol!).
The importance of Bees in our world is beyond our understanding and I bee-lieve music is too (see what I did there). Music feeds our very soul, the sweet nectar of melody can soothe and ease away the troubles of the day, bringing us closer together. The honey, bees make is something we humans cannot produce, it's the very taste of the country, produced in the country by a tiny hard working bee with a love for the world around her (as a matter of interest all worker bees are female). Much of our diet is flower based on the fruits, nuts, seeds and vegetables we eat that the bees pollinate. The bees are both a gift and a blessing, but unfortunately these tiny little miracle workers are being run out of town, or should I say run out of our countryside.
Shakespeare said To BEE or Not to BEE and I’d like to use the famous saying and mix it up a bit and say, Have BEE's or Have No BEE's that is the question?? Imagine a world without Bee's, what would it look like? There would definitely be noticeable effects on our lives and planet.