Tirupathi Chandrupatla

Bee Colonies

Pollen transfer
Called pollination
Needed for producing
Fruits and veggies.

Bees perform
This effectively
Collecting nectar
From flower to flower.

Beekeepers maintain
Bee colonies
For harvesting honey
And pollination service.

Bees keep leading
A civilized life
Their social behavior's
An interesting study.

Drones're male
Die after mating
Queen lays eggs
A quarter million.

Queen lives for
About three years
Worker bees live
Only for a month.

Colonies thrive
Workers're busy
Collecting nectar
To store in the hives.

Five hundred bees
Need to collect from
Two million flowers
For a pound of honey.

The beehive made
Of hexagonal cells
Nature's example of
Most compact structure.

Queen's reign and
Workers' ethics
And loyal hard work're
Worth emulating.

Pesticide use and
Environment tampering
Are leading toward
Colony collapse disorder.

Bees give us honey
Bees give us food
They need protection
For our own good.

Submitted: Saturday, June 29, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Topic of this poem: nature


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'If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe then man would only have four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man' - Albert Einstein

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  • Gold Star - 10,094 Points * Sunprincess * (3/14/2014 5:04:00 PM)

    .........a beautiful tribute to the honey bee and rarely do you see one..
    .it is like they are disappearing...a great extinction...thanks for writing this one.. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 6,642 Points Geetha Jayakumar (8/3/2013 9:27:00 AM)

    A beautiful poem on bee colonies...Enjoyed reading each lines....Good write.

    Thank you Sir, for the Beautiful and valuable comments...Which I will always store in my Autograph...
    I will visit next week to PH to read yours poems.
    Thanks a lot. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 2,532 Points Patricia Grantham (7/11/2013 8:09:00 AM)

    I really enjoyed this poem Honorable Poet. Bees are a wonderful fact
    of nature and they are most under appreciated. Hopefully they will not
    come under extinction because they are a vital part of the earths food
    production. Pollinating the tremendous variety of flowers and plants is
    there specialty. Maybe we can be inspired to work together like the
    bees does. Very inspiring. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,612 Points Ken E Hall (7/4/2013 11:28:00 PM)

    The Bee's Knee's of knowledge pleasant to read, Albert was right and what would I do without my spoonful of honey for my tea...rergards (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 858 Points Thomas A Robinson (7/4/2013 3:55:00 PM)

    Unfortunately most bees in North America have sucumbed to a parasite. Only domestically raised bees remain. I very rarely see a bee anymore. Sad ! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 2,713 Points Valerie Dohren (7/4/2013 3:02:00 PM)

    Bees are indeed crucial for our survival, and it is worrying that they are suffering a crisis at present. Great message here. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 561 Points Shahzia Batool (7/4/2013 7:42:00 AM)

    A focused poem...no deviation rather complete justice to the topic...reminding me of sylvia plath's Bee poems...
    The marked feature of this poem is your knowledge of the bee keeping, their instincts n behaviors.....knowledgable indeed! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 15,003 Points Valsa George (7/2/2013 7:20:00 AM)

    The lessons they teach are equally relishing as the honey they produce..... the lessons of hard work, unity, obedience to a higher authority and their saving mentality for days of scarcity and want! Enjoyed reading this poem emphasizing the need to conserve such useful species from extinction (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 23,982 Points Gajanan Mishra (7/1/2013 7:20:00 AM)

    nectar, nectar
    Collecting nectar
    From life from nature
    bees are for honey
    Life -bees searching honey.
    Good write, honey honey. (Report) Reply

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