Tracie L. Rodgers Children's Book Author and Lover of Wildlife

BEE Energized!


At times we all need a little more energy in our day. Whether, it is a long day at work or working hard in the yard, or maybe supporting family. We all can impart so much of our heart and soul that we are simply exhausted.

Well, that is what this sweet honey bee needed today. A little boost, to “BEE” energized! My husband and I were taking a break from our work and noticed a honey bee crawling around our patio area. The honey bee was unable to fly. He found a leaf on the ground and bent down to let the sweet honey bee walk onto the leaf. He then brought her to our flowered rosemary with the other honey bees and gently placed her on one of the  flowers. She immediately went to work to gather pollen but it appeared she struggled to hold on. She looked exhausted.

I had recently learned from a previous honey bee experience that when honey bees are grounded, they might be simply exhausted or possibly dehydrated from all their hard work and need a little energy boost. I also observed from when we had a Beekeeper helping us with the honey bees that were living in the eave of our house. It was truly fascinating to witness and learn that they live on their own honey especially during the winter season. We are so lucky to enjoy the abundance of the honey that is left over. That is pretty awesome, if I say so myself!

So, I ran into the house and put a little of our wild honey on a spoon. I gently offered our wild honey to the sweet bee and she instantly grabbed the spoon and began to savor the honey.  Within about 30 minutes she began to flap her wings again and fly around the flowers with the other honey bees. Yippee!

My husband and I were so amazed during the entire time we were taking care of this one sweet honey bee, the other honey bees didn’t harm us in any way. They were going about their purpose, gathering nectar from the rosemary flowers. We were all living in harmony in that special moment. It was magical.

It was an amazing day to help nourish this sweet honey bee with a boost of energy from our very own wild honey, that we have saved from our other honey bees. It sure feels like a full circle moment.

The sweet honey bees truly touch my heart and we are so grateful to be a part of their purpose in the ecosystem.

That is KAPOW! Tracie

About the author


Tracie L. Rodgers lives in North Texas with her husband, Jeff. Her passion is writing children’s books and sharing her love of nature and wildlife with the world.

By Tracie
Tracie L. Rodgers Children's Book Author and Lover of Wildlife