~Hunting Honey Bee

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The golden rays of the morning sun illuminated the waxen walls of the Honey Bee nest. One of the worker bees began to move slowly in her little cell, rhythmically stretching each of her six legs after her nap. She had slept longer than usual, but not too much. She remembered the days when a quick 30 seconds would be enough time to make her feel rested. Now, she needed a little more time than that.

Poking her head from her hexagon cell, she looked around, taking in all the information she needed within seconds. The area was clear; none of her sisters were buzzing around, in danger of a collision. She could go.

Thrusting off the wax shelf, it wasn’t long before she had consumed her breakfast, passed the guards at the entrance of the hive, and swept into the cool air. What a lovely morning for finding food!

I say it was cool, but it certainly wasn’t cold. She was glad of that. Too cold and she would have to stay home, keeping to the warmth of the nest. Zipping passed patches of green and yellow grasses, her compound eyes measured the distance she traveled, while simultaneously searching for a bright patch of color. Orange. She really hoped for orange. For some reason, she usually liked the color better than yellow. Orange was so…

I wrote a new short story for Your Story Central!! It’s about a honey bee on the search for food for her colony. I did a ton of research for this one – which was so, so fun! Do you have any idea how incredible a honey bee is?? They are magnificent!! I only managed to put a tiny bit of the information about them into the story.  Go here to read the rest of it: Hunting Honey Bee. And while you’re there, make sure you bookmark the website! There are a lot more fun stories coming up!  :)

To the KING be all the glory!

One comment

  1. Aunt Robbyn says:

    Rebekah, I would highly recommend the following book. I learned so much about bees and see the beautiful spiritual connection. I loved it. I copied the description from Amazon. “Scouting the Divine: My Search for God in Wine, Wool, and Wild Honey” by Margaret Feinberg: The Bible is full of clever plots and compelling stories, laced with historic insights and literary beauty. Despite its richness and depth, many of us struggle to close the gap between the ancient world and our own. What does it mean to know that Jesus is the Good Shepherd when the only place you’ve encountered sheep is at a petting zoo? How can you understand the promise of a land overflowing with honey when you buy yours in a bear-shaped bottle? Can you grasp the urgency of Jesus’ invitation to abide in the vine when you shop for grapes at a local grocery store? Popular author and speaker Margaret Feinberg invites you to accompany her on the spiritual adventure of a lifetime. Explore how ancient livelihoods illuminate meaningful Christian truths that apply to life today. Spend time with a shepherdess, farmer, beekeeper, and vintner who each bring fresh insights to familiar Scriptures. Scout the divine and move from just reading the Bible to entering stories that can be touched, tasted, heard, seen, smelled, and savored.

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