Monday, April 18, 2011

Beehives

Beehives are prolific in the State of Utah. They are the state's emblem symbolizing "industry" which of course, is Utah's official state motto. A honeybee is even the state insect.
I am NOT feeling productive or industrious as of late--many reasons, I suppose. So in an attempt at obvious subliminal messaging (yes I am aware that is an oxymoron) I am filling my mind and eyes with symbols of what I am not.
At a recent Spring break family excursion to the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City Abby and I decided to hunt for as many beehives as we possibly could. This is what we found:
Isn't she the bees knees?
I'm not sure this exercise has turned today's attitude into a hive of industry, but at least it has my mind racing with bee cliches.

22 comments:

Mom to Many said...

When I saw you had a new post and it was entitled Beehives... My first thought was young women. :o)

Cheryl

Garden of Egan said...

That is so cute!
Such a great activity to do on Spring Break. You are an awesome mom. Kinda like the bee. You know, the one that does all the work and HAS to put up with the drones.

Sue said...

Yes, she is definitely the bee's knees!

=)

Suzanne said...

She is adorable and cuter than a bees knees in my opinion. Love all those examples of beehives. Beautiful!

Dixie Mom said...

I LOVE that the state symbol is the Beehive. My daughter came home with a state award this weekend and it had a beehive on it!
And what a fun thing to do with your darling daughter.

Julie said...

Our little search has put "a bee in my bonnet". :) With camera in hand I'm off to find even MORE beehives in this valley.

Marvett Smith said...

I've never been to the state capitol. I must visit sometime. Sounds like a fun time searching for the bees. My girls would love to do that!

music notes said...

For more Bee fun, you need to visit my friend, Melissa's, blog.

Hollyhocks & Honeybees

http://hollyhocks-honeybees.blogspot.com/

I love touring the state capitol with my kids. In fact, it is time to go do that again. Looks like you had fun.

Faith, Trust, and a Little Pixie Dust said...

I love beehives! (Actually, not the REAL ones though.) I love all these beautiful pieces of art. Thanks for sharing. I'll pay more attention when I'm at the capitol building next time.

Warmly, Michelle

Ginger said...

Those are so neat! For those of us who don't live in Utah, this was so fun to see. Thanks for sharing with us! Your daugher is beautiful! :)

Lacy said...

I thought of YW at first too... but this was a great post! I need to put a beehive in my kitchen to remind me to be industrious too!

Charlene said...

We saw a real beehive today in the garden at Walney in Chantilly. Arik was curious at first and then got scared. The bees were to busy with all the spring flowers to pay much attention to us.

Hilary said...

So, do bees make hives like that.
ever?
Just wondered
I love them though.
The quote on our wall right now is "no bees, no honey, no work, no money."
True dat.

Wendy Walker Cushing said...

Love beehives! The emblems you found are great ones. Your own little bee is darling!

Marianne said...

Man. Abby's hair is getting SO long! And I love all the beehives. I hope you get out of your "industrial slump"!! XOXOXO

Utah Mom said...

Great pictures of beehives. Deseret Book now sells an entire line of kitchen/dining ware with a beehive motif. Apparently they're pretty popular. (This isn't an ad--I am in no way affiliated with DB--just thought it was interesting.) :)

Cherie said...

Well that sounds like it's own kind of very fun treasure hunt! The Beehive is definately a great symbol!!

Joy For Your Journey said...

What a fun way to spend the day!! And I remember when they voted to have the bee as the state insect. A school class proposed it and got someone to sponser the bill. The teacher wanted to teach her class about legislation. I thought that was pretty cool.

And you look pretty industrious to me!

Lisa said...

I'll admit...bees are fascinating. When my hubby decided to become a beekeeper I thought he was nuts! I love the connection we have to our state now, and they are super industrious. And I think your post was BEE-utiful!

Mom said...

What a fun idea! The Capitol can be a bit boring for little ones. That would certainly keep them entertained.
Sandy
www.twelvemakesadozen.blogspot.com

Deila said...

Well, this is right up my alley. I love your photo collection. Thanks for sharing.

Samara Link said...

Interesting! I have a friend who -- how do you say -- is a bee keeper, a honey maker. :) I'm going to forward this to her. She'll love it.