Many of you don’t know that I am a beekeeper, and ‘tis the season, right now when bees are a buzzin’.
Between life and business, my schedule is pretty busy so I’m fortunate to have the help of a friend, Danny, who helps care for my bees. Just this week, I asked him a question; “What do bees and business have in common?” and was really surprised at the Zen-fulness of his answer.
Q: What do bees and business have in common?”
A: “Robin, with honey bees, the bottom line is success of the hive. They are goal-oriented with an understanding that no job is too small in achieving success. Every bee plays their part – queen, worker and drone. One could anthropomorphize (attributing human behavior to a bee, for example) loyalty as a virtue. The good of the hive comes first. Business and corporations could do well looking at the hive as a business model; they do no harm. They leave everything they touch better than it was and create useful products everyone can use in a responsible manner.”
I got this on text, no kidding.
So, I’m adding to Danny’s wisdom. Bees never give up. They thrive on good conditions, and rebuild when times are tough. Everyone’s all in, or they’re removed. The Queen is the leader, but if she’s not doing her job, she’d ousted – in fact, the other bees mysteriously create a new one, with drama kept within the hive.
Just like a business, when leadership is strong and expectations are met, there’s sweet success.
Now, I’m not sure about “dancing in the dark”, but perhaps that’s what goes on late at night behind closed corporate doors?
Here’s to your business, buzzin…