Did you know that a worker bee produces 1/12 teaspoon of honey in its lifetime, and travels 37,400 miles to do so?

Wow. So one teaspoon of honey is the life’s work of 12 bees!

This fact came from Southwest’s Spirit magazine. I read it yesterday and I had to put the magazine down because I felt so awed by bees.

I never realized how hard one bee had to work to make a pinch of honey.

If you spilled a drop, all that work and miles flown from flower to flower –wasted.

I’m sure there are some life lessons you could extrapolate from this, but I’m coming up empty.  I did, however, just get a craving for honey.

(Flickr photo from Tie Guy II)