What am I celebrating today?

August 16, 2014

HoneybeeToday is National Honeybee Day. If you have trouble telling your bees apart, click here for some help with identification.

Wiki: Honey bees are bees of the genus Apis, primarily distinguished by the production and storage of honey and the construction of perennial, colonial nests from wax. Honey bees are the only extant members of the tribe Apini, all in the genus Apis.


This is a day to celebrate bees and to raise awareness about their importance to agriculture.

“Bees do have a smell, you know, and if they don’t they should, for their feet are dusted with spices from a million flowers.”
― Ray Bradbury

“If the bee disappeared off the face of the earth, man would only have four years left to live.”
― Maurice Maeterlinck


honey-bee(85)Photo: Absolut

I recommend enjoying the day with a Honey Bee Cocktail

  • 6 Parts Dark Rum of Jamaican Type
  • 2 Parts Lime Juice
  • 1 Part Runny Honey

Fill a shaker with ice cubes. Add all ingredients. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.



  1. Good job!! I’ll reblog this I. The morning. Look at the comments from agal I. The UK on my Bee post. She tells how they protested for the bees and won 🙂

    • Nice going in UK. Our bees need our help, too. Sometimes it is just the smallest thing that makes all the difference.

  2. What the Heck is “Runny Honey?”

    • I’m thinking it is honey that has experienced the microwave for about 30 seconds!

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