Friday, October 22, 2010

Day #11 "Could I Carry 115 pounds?"

I just read that a bee can carry 85% of its body weight when it's fully-loaded with nectar.

My gosh! I'd have to carry 114.75 pounds to do that kind of work. Okay - go ahead and do the math.

Not only that, but I'd have to carry it up to 29 trips per day. Do bees get coffee breaks?

Actually, they do get breaks. They fly into the hive and sit there for a short while, resting; but then they're right out the door again. Feisty little critters, aren't they?

Beeattitude for Day #11:
     Blessed are they who keep bees, for their gardens (and those of their neighbors) shall be pollinated.

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