Bees & Business Share Great Qualities
All Abuzz got its name from two important concepts. First, owner Liesa Malik believes in marketing and helping companies just like yours create a healthy buzz about your business, thus the “buzz marketing” concept. Secondly, Bees and Business share some great qualities. Here are some bits of trivia to support your interest in both good business practices and in saving a valuable friend:
With over 3 million honey producing hives in the United States, bees make more than 300 unique kinds of honey for us to enjoy. They are the only insects that make products people use. They make honey and wax. Business leaders are as industrious too, producing billions of products and services that serve our world. As individuals, we don’t have to know everything, because businesses provide those products and services that support a healthy lifestyle for us all.
A hive of bees flies about 55,000 miles to make a single pound of honey (or just under 1.31 pounds per capita that we consume). The average worker bee gives her entire 6-week life to produce one-twelfth of a teaspoon of honey. Good business people dedicate a large portion of their week to work – often a quarter or more of their lifetime to producing the things that help others to a happier existence.
To converse in their sophisticated communities, bees actually perform dances that tell others where to find the best flowers for their work. While I wouldn’t expect to walk into a boardroom and see the executives dancing, motivation and communications are a strong part of running successful organizations.
It is said that as the bee thrives, so thrives mankind. These wonderful creatures are responsible for pollinating as much as 30% of the vegetation we consume. However, like many in our animal kingdom, bees are under survival pressure. They are challenged by climate changes, pesticides, and mites that have emigrated from India to vast parts of the world.
Although aware humans are helping, we can all pitch in by using our bee products wisely. For more information on how you can help the plight of the honey bee, please check out the links in the sidebar. It takes very little effort to make a big difference.