Bees, sacred messengers

Guest Blogger, Selene Weir, has created an informative series about bees for OCLC. This is the first installment. “The Sphinx, the Pyramids, the stone temples are, all of them, ultimately as flimsy as London Bridge; our cities but tents set up in the cosmos.  We pass.  But what the bee knows, the wisdom that sustains …

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OCLC CoG wants to know what posts and information you have enjoyed from the past two years, here on our site. We value our readers and want to bring you news and information about our community and those who help in its service. Please take a moment to select items you have enjoyed most. We …

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Bees and their honey

Honey is the epic of love The materialization of the infinite The soul and the blood of flowers Condensed through the spirit of others. GARCIA LORCA 1899-11936 Who hasn’t marveled over the sweetness of honey, the sweet golden nectar and food of the Gods? When I was a child, a trip to the grocery included …

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The Brothers Grimm, The Queen Bee

In keeping with our Bee series, here is short tale sent to us by Selene for our reader's pleasure. Let us know what you think of this tale by The Brothers Grimm! THE QUEEN BEE  The Brothers Grimm Translated by Margaret Taylor (1884) Two kings' sons once went out in search of adventures, and fell …

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The Bee Family

Guest blogger, Selene Weir brings us her second installment on bees! “To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee, 
One clover, and a bee, 
And revery.
The revery alone will do, 
If bees are few.” 
― Emily Dickinson, The Complete Poems Before moving on to the luscious topic of honey, it would be …

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