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Difficult Decisions: Honeybees and Humans

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This is a story Una Morera wrote about her recent trip to Mexico, difficult decisions and her encounters with honeybees and humans in Tecate, Baja California, Mexico.         Enjoy!   Claire

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At times we are asked to reflect about the qualities we like about ourselves.  We come up with list in our head, we look in the mirror at ourselves, we contemplate on our meditation cushions, or we discover it in a meaningful conversation with someone we barely know or someone we know really well.  One of qualities I really like about myself is my ability to love and care for honeybees.  It’s a deep concern and profound love I have for these amazing insects.  I am always in awe when I meet others who share this love, or at the very least, this respect.  Currently, my boyfriend and I are the proud guardians of two top bar hives.  These hives not only provide us with honey but also relaxation, curiosity and the kind of pride that happens when you know you are doing something right.  We both feel that it’s improper to try and make money from the honey or even mess with the honeybee’s way of life.  We take a truly hands-off approach. Continue reading

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