Preparedness Capacity

We have different preparedness to fulfill our needs. We may increase our preparedness capacity in varying ways. If we limit our capacities we may tend to become aggressive and belligerent. Is that what makes a bee a bee and a wasp a wasp? This question hovered over my mind and I am presenting my thoughts here.

A bee has the body to serve its needs. Its hairy body and legs helps bees collect pollen from plants. Even the eyes of bees are hairy. Β After sticking the pollen to their hairs the bees move the pollen to their hind legs which where they are kept in the pollen baskets. The bee then mixes the pollen with nectar to feed the bee larvae. The flowers too reciprocate by sending patchy ultraviolet light to guide the bees to their nectar. On top of that, some flowers have flat surfaces so that the bee may comfortably suck their nectar. The structures of the flower and the bee serve to make the life of the other easier. The bees work extended hours and don't hibernate. Their life is devoted for others. In arid areas some bees raid other bees' colonies to steal food. Those bees who work hard don't steal. They remind me of authors who "raid" other authors' publications and steal them. This is the reflection of their "drying up" of ideas and falling on wrong practices. We may consider doing what bees do in these cases. Bees collect the resinous was from trees to fill in cavities and to stop parasites from entering their hives. It is not enough for bees to hold nectar on their tongues so that the liquid evaporates and honey is produced. It is equally important to protect the stored honey.

We need to produce honey-like posts. To do so, we need the equivalents of nectar and pollen to produce great articles. We need great readers who are willing to take the nectar and carry it on to other readers through recommendation, commenting, sharing and the rest of disseminating great posts. This beBee platform is for bees and not wasps who are predators rather than pollinators. It is building our preparedness capacities that keep us bees-like rather than wasps-like. We tend to become hostile when our preparedness capacity falls short of protecting us during difficult times.

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Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#34
Sara Jacobovici You put a crown on my head dear Sara and I am indebted to your kind words and warm feedback

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

5 years ago #21

All the power to you Ali Anani for being able to "say it like it is". I appreciate how you use metaphors as a great means of getting your message across.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#32
Daniela Umpierrez Grateful I am to you and very pleased you like the metaphors. Have a great day

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#28
Catalina Serrano Because of you I love the name Catalina. You are great CATALysts. Soon, I shall mention you in a post. Today I buzzed "Defeating the Impossible".

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#20
Chas Wyatt Chas- you empower me._ It is the watts I get from the Wyatt that help me keep going

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#19
I agree with you nominations without leaving you out, of course.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#18
Franci Hoffman I am honored by your mention. Not less so, the acknowledgement of others. This makes you a powerful bee. Less vulnerability is an issue. Only lately, I figured out why we may be less appreciated on other forms.

Javier 🐝 CR

Javier 🐝 CR

5 years ago #15

#18
thanks Franci Hoffman !

Franci 🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador

Unfortunately, there will always be wasps. However, I believe our group is keen enough to recognize the wasps and strong enough to handle them. If we continue to support each other and watch each others back, we will remain a positive force. I like to remind those that become victims of internet bad guys, etc. that WWW stands for the world wide web. One must expect anything and everything, but be cautious in what you say and who you connect with. Once you put something in writing you own it. I feel less vulnerable on beBee than I have on other sites because of the proactiveness by Javier C\u00e1mara Rica, I love your metaphors and look forward to seeing more of your posts.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#16
Javier C\u00e1mara Rica Then wait for my next post dear Javier.

Javier 🐝 CR

Javier 🐝 CR

5 years ago #12

#15
hahaha that is for writing an horror story ( a scary buzz !!!! :)

Javier 🐝 CR

Javier 🐝 CR

5 years ago #11

I love this comment from . It is what beBee is and pretends to bee :) "Now with beBee I don't have to flip between sites to learn personal versus professional interests"

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#11
Sorry, but I side with the opinion of your daughter. Your comment below qualifies you.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#11
Sorry, but I side with the opinion of your daughter. Your comment below qualifies you.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#8
And if a bee what species? honey bey? Queen bee? you name it

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#7
Javier C\u00e1mara Rica What a great comment and story that reinforces the post considerably! This is an illuminating comment. I have no doubt shall enjoy as well.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#4
Javier C\u00e1mara Rica With joining hands we should be able to

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#3
Ken Boddie- Absolutely correct and to the point your comment is. A bee dies after it stings may be regretting having done harm to others. Wasps may sting the same victim repeatedly. Your elaboration is valuable.

Javier 🐝 CR

Javier 🐝 CR

5 years ago #4

#3
let's remove any wasps' nest and go on producing honey !!!!

Ken Boddie

Ken Boddie

5 years ago #3

An inspring collection of metaphors, Ali. I am also reminded of the ultimate weapon which both the bee and wasp carry, namely their sting, which can be as painful as the caustic words of the disassociated critic, or the annoyingly repetitive social troll. The difference, of course, between the wasp and the bee is that the wasp can sting frequently, with little provocation, and is uncommitted to engagement; whereas the bee's sting is the ultimate commitment, tearing his body apart and leaving his barb embedded in his target. It follows that the bee is much more careful with his sting. Herein lies another important comparison between beBee and other social networks, so far at least. 🐝 🐝 🐝

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Javier C\u00e1mara Rica You encourage me to complete few more posts on bees as a metaphor for business with the intention to compile them in a e-book for free distribution

Javier 🐝 CR

Javier 🐝 CR

5 years ago #1

Well said and well done ! :)

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