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According to, the average bee will make 1/12th of a teaspoon of honey in its lifetime. As a human bee-ing, I’m stung with the thought of leaving the earth with 1/12th of a teaspoon of honey as my lifetime legacy. also states that there’s only one queen bee in a colony of 40,000-60,000 bees during spring or early summer. In human colonies, this queen bee could be described as a woman of clout.

A honeybee visits 50-100 flowers during a collection journey. In earthly business, I envision 50-100 trade shows or making 50-100 client connections in one trip.

One-third of all food Americans eat is derived from some source of honeybee pollination. Where would I be without these diligent worker bees? Their job performance teaches me that they are being what they are created to do.

Am I completing what my heavenly King Bee asks of me? If I knew that my life would produce only 1/12th of a teaspoon of honey, would I be satisfied? If I were queen bee, how would I lead a staff of 40,000-60,000? Could I handle 50-100 collection calls and at the end of the trip, return with a puny drop of honey in the bucket?

God has a role for everyone. In 1 Cor. 3, I read about everybody having a role. One waters, one plants, one gathers, but only God grows their offering.  Every job, every person is an essential worker to God. He could run the universe on His own, yet He chooses to invite us to join Him.

I’m humbled that a Being who created everything doesn’t need anything, but He wants my everything. Whether I’m queen bee or honeybee, I want to be His worker bee.

Buzzing around the lily pad on a wing and a prayer,


“So neither the one who plants not the one who waters anything, but only God, who makes things grow. The one who plants and he one who waters have one purpose, and they will each be rewarded according to their own labor. For we are co-workers in God’s service; you are God’s field, God’s building” (1 Cor. 3:7-9).

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  1. This speaks volumes, Ms. Eder! You are indeed a bee-utiful inspiration. Keep the honey flowing. Love your work.

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