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    Imagine a blade of grass. It grows and looks pretty. It can’t move, but it does bend to the prevailing wind. Its function is to be cut down, chewed up, or pulled out. Each blade looks just like the other and can be easily replaced.

    Now imagine a bee. It flies freely pollinating across many miles. On its own it creates buzz. When working together as a hive, it can deliver sweet results. Nurture it with a varied diet and you will improve the quality and abundance of its reward. But neglect it, and you will get no honey. Worse still, if you agitate it, you will get stung.

    As a beekeeper your…