On Being Busy

Beehive on Tree, Zambia

Beehive on Tree, Zambia

“Those who are wise won’t be busy, and those who are too busy can’t be wise.”

~~Lin Yutang, The Importance of Living



Photo credit:  Athena Alexander

Beehive, Zambia

Beehive, Zambia


51 thoughts on “On Being Busy

    • An apt question coming from a beekeeper. This particular hive was wild, we found it on a game drive, but yes, they do harvest honey in Zambia. Thanks so much, dear Bill — and hooray for honey! 🙂

    • We were on a game drive, an activity super-focused on big mammals, so it was fun to see this comparatively small world going on simultaneously. Thanks so much Amy– 🙂

  1. You have been everywhere, Jet! Love this image, bees are such amazing yet scary creatures. Never seen a hive like this one, very cool looking. ❤️

    • We had never seen a hive like this one either, John. In fact, we didn’t know what it was at first, some brown mass in a tree. Glad you enjoyed the post, and appreciate your comment. 🙂

  2. I take it those bees are not the famous African bees even when they’re in Zambia. The ones I mentioned are tough cookies! Thanks Jet! 🙂

  3. Since my outing in the summer with my friend the beekeeper I have been astounded by the meticulous and dedicated work efforts of bees. Seeing these wild bees presents an even more fascinating glimpse of their construction efforts. Busy indeed. Beautifully photographed!

    • It was fun to come upon this hive, Sue. And I agree with you, bees are so fascinating, and a real wonderful addition to our environmental world. Thanks so much for your great comment~~

  4. Astonishing constructions built with wisdom and displaying harmony!Tiny busy creatures,but obviously very “cultivated”!They have perfectly applied the golden ratio to their elaborate work.Wonder when they find some spare time to study … lol.Splendid photos,dear Jet,accompanied by a sage quote and so much love for nature’s marvels!Have a wonderful and creative week ahead,dear friend 🙂 x

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