beBee Hives Provide Unique Opportunities for Businesses

beBee Hives Provide Unique Opportunities for Businesses

The concept of beBee hives is a shining one. It provides businesses with unique opportunities that no other platform matches. It is not the easiness by which hives may be established; it is more observing what goes in these hives that counts.

Bees live in hives that are dark inside. How to live in darkness may provide opportunities for businesses to emulate what bees do. But there is an opportunity here to study minor hives as experimental hives as of the day of their inception till their maturity. In reality you may have an experimental hive in your garden to observe what bees do in a hive. Minor hives may be the equivalent to bees observation hives.

The creation of a hive means little if not occupied by bees. The way we attract bees to an experimental hive may serve as a metaphor for attracting customers to a startup. There are three ways to attract bees to a new hive. These are: capturing a small swarm of bees, buying bees and getting bees from a big hive. Capturing a small swarm of bees requires prediction of the time the bees' swarm passes be and rest on a nearby location such as a tree. Once the bees rest they may voluntarily fly into the experimental hive. If not, a smoker will force them to do that. Businesses may anticipate the seasonality of when customers swarm will arrive and where they may take a short rest.

These businesses will then tempt the customers to enter the hives. My uncle applied this concept. When Lebanese "swarmed" in Jordan in the seventies because of the civil war in Lebanon they took a rest in Jordan. Jordanians were not used to wearing jeans that time. My uncle was ready for the opportunity and imported huge quantities of jeans that drove the Lebanese customers into his hive in huge numbers.

Locating the experimental bee hive must not be in direct sunlight because it might heat the hive quickly and kill the bees. Once the bees enter an experimental hive we may observe what they are doing and how they interact. The emerging culture is the resultant of these interactions. We need to not disturb the bees by overly observing them. We need to observe what we observe and reflect upon. The lights of info we observe might be deceptive. We might be seeing the wrong colors. Observation is more than just seeing and hearing as it includes all our senses. Reflections can be deceptive and we should be careful in "explaining" them. Look at the two visuals below. In the first one: look at the green circle for a minimum of 30 seconds FOCUSING on the green circle and then look at the rectangle to its right. Do you see a pink circle? You should be able to see it. The colorless rectangle now appears pink.

beBee Hives Provide Unique Opportunities for Businesses

Bees in the dark and they use other senses to observe each other such as touching each other. How people in an experimental hive shall behave? Will they rob each other, or rub each other to alert them. How will they celebrate a new bee or the birth of new buzz? What dance they shall do together? How they choose their influencer or queen? How interactions change as hive becomes crowded and who shall be asked to leave?

The concept of beBee hives is a dynamic one and is worthy of monitoring. Sound businesses have a rare opportunity to observe, learn and adapt.


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Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#44
Great idea Charles David Upchurch- Lovely thought and suggestion.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#41
OLA to your great comment Sara Sara Jacobovici, is a great discovery for me and I hope to read your mind about it.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#40
Jean - your writing " I would add we should also observe what they observe in order to respond to their needs as a business would a customer.: is he culmination of my pleasure. You are spot on. In one of my posts I wrote "don't show bees the red eye" because bees don't see it. Yes, we need to do exactly what I quoted from your brilliant comment.

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

5 years ago #27

I have often said in many comments to your pieces Ali Anani that my comment is based on what came up for me in the first read. Now I return to write a comment based on my third read. As you and others that have read my work know, I am sensory and paradox obsessed. I have found a sensory paradox in your Buzz Dr. Ali that deserves further exploration. You write, "Observation is more than just seeing and hearing as it includes all our senses. Reflections can be deceptive and we should be careful in "explaining" them." The challenge of this paradox is, as always, awareness; not only do we have to be aware of what we are observing through our different senses but that our observations are perceived in a very subjective way. The awareness will be reflected in the explanation, not as a reaction but as the process of sensory to cognitive, feeling to thoughtful. You also wrote,"Bees in the dark and they use other senses to observe each other." This reinforces that we can not afford cut ourselves off to receiving information based on an assumption that we are restricted. You again embed an important Call To Action in your work:" Sound businesses have a rare opportunity to observe, learn and adapt." OBSERVE, LEARN AND ADAPT - its acronym "OLA" , I hope, will be appreciated by our Spanish speaking co-hive habitants.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

I believe this buzz highlighting the value of beBee hives is a great assurance that beBee shall not sink in the waters of competition.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#37
You shall as you are determined Gerald Hecht

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#35
We share the same opinion Franci Eugenia Hoffman. Hives are the building blocks of great social structure

Franci 🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador

#33
Thank you Ali Anani. I like the hives concept and believe they are useful in creating and communicating.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#29
Winderful comment debasish majumder and in darkness touch and sound become prime senses

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#27
Absolutely and you set a perfect example on the role of creative hives Franci Eugenia Hoffman

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#26
and so you are Gerald Hecht

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#25
You are see-man dear Anees Zaidi

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#24
You know very well Sara Jacobovici I believe in role rotation

Franci 🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador

Subject is relevant to Hive Talk

Franci 🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador

I feel more warmth in the comments on beBee and not the seemingly structured comments on LinkedIn. Not that the LI comments were insincere or not worthy, but it appears some are hesitant to speak freely. Relating to the hives, they are what we make them. It is up to us to create and support the hives of our choice. Where else can we be as creative as we want to be? I created Hive Talk to promote, not only the idea of hives, but individual hives as well. We need to support and promote hives that we prefer because otherwise they will lose their waggle.

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

5 years ago #15

#13
If we're on the same boat Ali Anani, you are the Captain and Navigator and I am a sailor.

Kevin Pashuk

Kevin Pashuk

5 years ago #14

#16
Ali Anani and team certainly have created a unique platform for dialogue. There are times we write things and they do disappear into the ethereal, but as a fairy tale writer once noted - You have to kiss a lot of frogs before you find a prince. May I encourage you to continue to release your ideas.

Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador

I agree 100% with Ali Anani here.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#15
During dark days businesses need to put on the honeybees antenna that can smell, feel and taste the opportunities- sheer brilliance and synopsis of wat I intended to say dear Anees Zaidi

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#12
Yo boosted my confidence Stephanie Lamoureux. Thank you

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#11
I was doubtful for unknown reason if I should delete this buzz or not. Now, I am happy it resonates with you Kevin Pashuk. I had a genuine need for affirmation of the utility of this buzz and you filled it. I appreciate greatly your kind words.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#10
Great idea for our research Charles David Upchurch and in spite of the difference in behavior, but is still worthy

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#8
I think beBee id taking a novel way of establishing hives and so I am too new to this idea Sara Sara Jacobovici. We are on the same boat

Kevin Pashuk

Kevin Pashuk

5 years ago #7

I wonder if your brain ever rests dear Ali Anani... I find that when I read one of your posts my mind is drawn to several other ideas... much like when bees communicate with their dances at the door to the hive. In reading your post, my mind was drawn back to a maxim I heard years ago... If you want to start a successful business (or hive), simply find a genuine need, and fill it. That rule hasn't changed in my lifetime.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#5
I am collecting examples of things that go in one direction. So, your comment is timely William King. Your example "An observed flaw is considered a discontinuity but an observed discontinuities is not necessarily a flaw." is great. Like we say if the sky is sunny it shall not rain, but if the sky is cloudy not necessarily it shall rain.

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

5 years ago #5

Ali Anani, I want to thank you for you "opening my eyes" to the process and dynamics of starting and working with Hives, both from vision and engagement. It is a learning curve for me but I hope to be able to put the learning to use soon.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#6
Thank you Sara Jacobovici and it is readers of yur brain who stir up discussions

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

5 years ago #3

#1
I appreciate you bringing up the relationship between the Queen and the bees Gerald Hecht's observations. good discussion.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

The queen may be the influencer whom many businesses would love to identify Gerald Hecht. You have a point.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#1
But bees elect the queen and who emerges as one and why? These are few of the observations and reflections we may make Gerald Hecht

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