Saturday, February 2, 2013
An Ode to the Queen, or quite simply: Mom
When it comes time to swarm, the old, mature but experienced queen leaves the hive. She flies out into the unknown and unsafe world to seek a new home. It's dangerous and it could mean her death or the failure of the swarm to reproduce.
The queen takes this risk so that she can leave the safety and comfort of the established hive to her inexperienced daughter who will soon hatch and be that hive's new queen.
When I talk about this I notice many women's eyes will well up. They understand the reason why the queen does this. She'll do whatever it takes to ensure the success of her offspring.
I'd like to thank all the moms and queens out there that have sacrificed their peace and comfort for their children.