Against Idleness and Mischief
How doth the little busy bee
Improve each shining hour,
And gather honey all the day
From every opening flower!
How skillfully she builds her cell!
How neat she spreads the wax!
And labors hard to store it well
With the sweet food she makes.
In works of labor or of skill
I would be busy too;
For Satan finds some mischief still
For idle hands to do.
In books, or work, or healthful play,
Let my first years be past;
That I may give for every day
Some good account at last.
---by Isaac Watts
A Shirker, Not a Worker by Davd L. Green
A story offering the bees' perspective on survival, beekeepers, pesticides, God, and the
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A BIBLIOGRAPHY ABOUT BEES FOR
CHILDREN Thanks to Kim Lehman for permission to use this
bibliography which she created.