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Bees & Food Quotes

“'Bee vomit,' my brother said once, 'that's all honey is,' so that I could not put my tongue to its jellied flame without tasting regurgitated blossoms.”
Rita Dove, ‘In the Old Neighborhood’


“The pedigree of Honey does not concern the Bee - A Clover, any time, to him, Is Aristocracy.”
Emily Dickinson, American poet (1830-1886)


“The Honey is sweet, but the Bee has a Sting.”
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) ‘Poor Richard's Almanac’


    "There was an old person so silly,
    He poked his head into a lily;
    But six bees who lived there,
         filled him full of despair,
    For they stung that old person so silly."

    Edward Lear, English artist, writer; known for his 'literary nonsense' & limericks  (1812-1888)


“As for rosemary, I let it run all over my garden walls, not only because my bees love it but because it is the herb sacred to remembrance and to friendship, whence a sprig of it hath a dumb language.”
Sir Thomas More



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