For to the bee a flower is a fountain of life,And to the flower a bee is a messenger of love,And to both, bee and flower, the giving and the receiving of pleasure is a need and an ecstasy.
Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931), The Prophet
A bee is never as busy as it seems; it's just that it can't buzz any slower.
Wasps in brightly coloured vests,
Chewing wood, to make their nests.
Wasps, like rockets, zooming high,Then dropping down where peaches lie.Anne Ruddick