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To Say a Little Word…

Here’s The Queen Bee:

“If the Queen were smarter, she would probably be hopelessly neurotic. As is, she is shy and skittish, possibly because she never leaves the hive, but spends her days confined in darkness, a kind of eternal night, perpetually in labor….Her true role is less that of a queen than a mother of the hive, a title often accorded to her. And yet, this is something of a mockery because of her lack of maternal instincts or the ability to care for her young.”

-The Queen Must Die: And Other Affairs of Bees and Men

Excerpt from The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

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