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Bees' Best Works

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Choose your favourite post YOU wrote in a given month. Share it here. Fresh, varied, relevant posts - it's beBee's beating heart.

Here's the best of beBee, according to us, bees.

(Only one post per month, please.)
  1. ProducerLada Prkic

    Lada Prkic

    Licitars: Hearts Made Of Honey
    Licitars: Hearts Made Of Honey This is the post about a cake that is one of the most famous symbols of Croatia. Licitars are traditional cakes made of sweet honey dough, red glazed and decorated in bright colours. They are a part of Croatia's heritage and a traditional...


    Lada Prkic
    23/11/2016 #44 Lada Prkic
    #43 I'm already a member of this hive. :)
    Giuseppe Torres
    23/11/2016 #43 Giuseppe Torres
    #42 You're welcome, @Lada Prkic! I thought it might interest people in the Cultures Around the World. (https://www.bebee.com/group/cultures-around-the-world), which I recommend you join too.
    Lada Prkic
    23/11/2016 #42 Lada Prkic
    @Giuseppe Torres, thank you for sharing my post with those who may have missed it the first time. 🙂
    Maja Vujovic
    11/07/2016 #41 Maja Vujovic
    #40 My pleasure, @Lada Prkic! Thank you for creating such a charming post!
    Lada Prkic
    11/07/2016 #40 Lada Prkic
    #39 Thanks for the heart-warming comment, dear @Maja Vujovic, and for sharing my post in the Bees' Best Works hive. It's my one and only jar of honey I made in June. This is why cookies are so sweet!!
    Maja Vujovic
    11/07/2016 #39 Maja Vujovic
    Algorithms are not nearly wise enough (yet!) to gauge warmth in conversation. If they were, this post would be promoted as sizzling hot on the heart-warming scale. Enjoy @Lada Prkic's pick of the month for June, one and all!
    Lada Prkic
    14/06/2016 #38 Lada Prkic
    #35 Thanks a lot, James. Similar cookies can be found throughout Europe, including Hungary, and every region has their own specific names. Croatian cookies have unique features and that is why the licitar craft is protected by UNESCO.
    Lada Prkic
    14/06/2016 #37 Lada Prkic
    #34 Hi Fatima! The story about mirror is so romantic. I still often look in the mirror of licitar heart I received from my husband many years ago.
    Lada Prkic
    14/06/2016 #36 Lada Prkic
    #33 Thanks, Juan, for having found the time to read and comment.
    James McElearney
    14/06/2016 #35 James McElearney
    I remember trying these as a kid, we were all given one as a gift from one of our Au-pairs at the time, Although, if I remember correctly I think she was Hungarian, not Croatian. Great little story and a lovely insight into Croatian culture. Loved the beautiful pictures as well Thanks @Lada Prkic
    Fatima Williams
    14/06/2016 #34 Fatima Williams
    A lovely way to express love and I love the idea of the mirror in the middle of the Licitar Heart and the story behind it all.
    Croatia on the bucket list now :) Thank you @Lada Prkic
    Juan Imaz
    14/06/2016 #33 Juan Imaz
    Thanks @Lada Prkic!
    Lada Prkic
    12/06/2016 #32 Lada Prkic
    #30 I am so glad that you like my story @Lisa Gallagher. There are strong sentiments about the licitars in Croatia and people who are keeper of that heritage. Above all, they are sweet expressions of affection.
    Pamela L. Williams
    12/06/2016 #31 Pamela L. Williams
    #20 Only because you discussed wasting food and Lada replied that these cakes last a long time. Honest, no other meanings implied and if you push I claim the 5th amendment under the U.S. constitution; the right to shut up and no incriminate myself!!!!
    Lisa Gallagher
    12/06/2016 #30 Lisa Gallagher
    Such beauty and history along with sentiment with the Licitars @Lada Prkic. The costumes are beautiful too! What a timeless and precious gift to receive! Thank you for sharing a piece of Croatian history! Thanks for sharing the delicious recipe, I'm hungry now :)
    Lada Prkic
    12/06/2016 #29 Lada Prkic
    Thank you for your shares @Nick Mlatchkov.
    Louise Smith
    12/06/2016 #28 Louise Smith
    #26 Yes that connection is priceless isn't it!
    Louise Smith
    12/06/2016 #27 Louise Smith
    #23 or retweet?
    Lada Prkic
    12/06/2016 #26 Lada Prkic
    #21 Me too, Louise, I use many recipes that my mother learnt from her mother. I love this feeling of closeness with something that is being done in the past and in the same way by my grandmother and generations of women before her.
    Lada Prkic
    12/06/2016 #25 Lada Prkic
    #19 I'm glad you like the story William. I love folktales like this. Thanks for reading.
  2. Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    I was invited by @NO one to share my favorite June 2016 post in this hive... So here it is, by the stamp-of-approval, our beloved @Ali Anani, Ph.D. who also inspired me to write this.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    The Summer Hail Storm of Love
    www.bebee.com Get rid of all notions you ever had before, as no one has yet walked on the moon. You stare at your belly, hoping that your umbilical cord to...
  3. Rebel Brown

    Rebel Brown

    I wanted to share this awesome post from @Charlene Burke here in Bee's Best Works. Charlene is a truly Breakout Woman and her writing is always so well done. Grateful for you Charlene!
    Rebel Brown
    Accept the Challenge and Succeed
    www.bebee.com It’s taken me many years to reach this conclusion: Life is not easy. Note that I did NOT say Life is not Fair. Fairs are for children who want to...
  4. Kevin Pashuk

    Kevin Pashuk

    I was invited by @Gert Scholtz to share my favourite June post in this hive... So here it is. https://www.bebee.com/producer/@kevin-pashuk/so-you-want-to-be-a-bebee-ambassador
    Kevin Pashuk
    So you want to be a beBee Ambassador?
    www.bebee.com This isn’t a typical post for me… There are way more words than normal. It does show you the inside mind of an introvert – how I process things and...


    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    09/07/2016 #1 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    The 'way more words than normal' are so helpful to any Busy beBee who wants the Instruction Manual from the beginning! Saves time, energy, and leaves more room to produce great quality honey! 🐝Super piece! 🐝Thank you!
  5. ProducerJavier beBee

    Javier beBee

    beBee, THE TEAM
    beBee, THE TEAMThe founders, Juan and Javier. Some weeks ago, I show you our HIVE https://www.bebee.com/producer/@javiercamara/our-daily-hive, but it was empty. Now I am happy to introduce the team :-)Quality & Support Team: Adriana, Breno, Cristina,...


    Emily Forget (Newbee!)
    19/11/2016 #122 Emily Forget (Newbee!)
    Are you a Newbee and wondering who to follow or where to start? This article connects you directly to the beBee Team. Following them would be a great start!
    Belen Dugarte
    01/11/2016 #121 Belen Dugarte
    Maria Oslara
    18/10/2016 #120 Maria Oslara
    Un gran equipo!!
    Franklin Coetzee
    28/09/2016 #119 Franklin Coetzee
    Great stuff
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    23/09/2016 #118 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Energetic and great looking team. I love those smiling faces and kudos for all of their work! ✌️
    Gerald Hecht
    22/09/2016 #117 Gerald Hecht
    It's all so exciting; I'm having cardiac abnormalities; the ambulance staff is making me put down my pho...
    Randy Keho
    22/09/2016 #116 Randy Keho
    Do I detect some age discrimination? Not a geezer or geezerette in the bunch. Just saying....
    Tejas Patil
    22/09/2016 #115 Tejas Patil
    Is a really nice team...👌👌👍
    Lisa Gallagher
    22/09/2016 #114 Lisa Gallagher
    Spunky, energetic great looking team!! Nice to see the faces behind all the hard work! Thanks for this. @Javier beBee
    Sara Jacobovici
    22/09/2016 #113 Sara Jacobovici
    Thanks @Javier beBee. Great resource to have on file. Besides, nice to see all these good looking people, not only working hard but I can feel the positive energy across cyber space. Keep up the great work ALL!!
    Cristiane Bittencourt Spinelli
    24/08/2016 #112 Cristiane Bittencourt Spinelli
    beautiful team. I will apply my curriculum. IoI ... success to all.
    Javier beBee
    15/08/2016 #111 Javier beBee
    For those who are asking me what is beBee :),...... beBee is about professional networking through personal interests and hobbies. Take golfers, for example. It is the same concept but applied to all professions and personal interests or hobbies. Personal interests generate much more professional engagement and better business opportunities."
    Dr. Allen Brown
    09/08/2016 #110 Anonymous
    My goodness. What a wonderful looking crew. No wonder it feel so good to be part of the Hive. Being surrounded by so much positive energy is exciting.
    Jim Murray
    09/08/2016 #109 Jim Murray
    Wow. Glad to meet everybody.
    Javier beBee
    09/08/2016 #108 Javier beBee
    @Maria Fafard, thanks for sharing it and welcome to beBee!
    Brian McKenzie
    05/08/2016 #107 Brian McKenzie
    Nice to meet a lot of the bee behind the scenes !
    Jianlan Li
    04/08/2016 #106 Jianlan Li
    I like you so much!
    Dr. Allen Brown
    25/07/2016 #105 Anonymous
    You have a very talented team. I am impressed with the level of enthusiasm and energy that you project. I look forward to continuing to be a part of the tremendous growth that is unprecedented.
    Gerald Hecht
    25/07/2016 #104 Gerald Hecht
    @Javier beBee it's good that this is going round again...kicked up into a higher orbital!
    Federico Álvarez San Martín
    13/07/2016 #103 Federico Álvarez San Martín
    The battle for the relevants continuous... @Javier beBee and @Juan Imaz
  6. ProducerDean Owen

    Dean Owen

    A little information with a pinch of awareness
    A little information with a pinch of awarenessNote: By no means I am trying to offend someone or put the blame in a country, group, society or person. This article was written with information I gathered from some of my research for my thesis on the Master in Political Communication. If there's...


    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    12/07/2016 #37 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #35 idk. It's not highlighting my comment in your comment, and I can't remember my original comment, so can you comment on my "specific comment" so I can comment back? Thanks!
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    12/07/2016 #36 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #34 Now THAT's what I'm talkin' about, @NO one! You completed the circle! Off and Buzzzin' to donate now! Muaaah!
    Nick Mlatchkov
    12/07/2016 #35 Anonymous
    Margaret, I don't get what rats u are talking about?
    NO one
    11/07/2016 #34 NO one
    #25 #32 There are various NGOs but sometimes I don't know if I can trust not them but the gob blocking them. I leave here a link to one that is based in UK but Venezuelans run it and I think it could be a good one; it is for children in need: http://www.chamos.org.uk/ View more
    #25 #32 There are various NGOs but sometimes I don't know if I can trust not them but the gob blocking them. I leave here a link to one that is based in UK but Venezuelans run it and I think it could be a good one; it is for children in need: http://www.chamos.org.uk/ If I encounter in my research another one I'll put it here in the comments. Close
    NO one
    11/07/2016 #33 NO one
    #22 Dear Mags, yes it is outrageous how people in Venezuela are being treated inhumanely not only for clothes or dental higiene but they are being deprived of food and water. I feel so mad about this!! #24 @William VanDorin View more
    #22 Dear Mags, yes it is outrageous how people in Venezuela are being treated inhumanely not only for clothes or dental higiene but they are being deprived of food and water. I feel so mad about this!! #24 @William VanDorin I totally agree with you, transparency is one of the solutions and steps needed to change this madness but it is all an ongoing circle that only the "leaders" can stop. It is also super concerning how the wealth (not only economic) and the resources are so unjustly shared between the members of the society. Thank you for your comment. Close
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    10/07/2016 #32 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #31 So what is the plan, @NO one? What organization is working to help the masses? Because one person at a time, today and now, each one of us can make a difference in one life. And isn't that what we would want for ourselves? I want a Solution. Or tell me that there is nothing out there to help some of the people, and I can take it from there. This is staying on my desk. 👍🏽
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    10/07/2016 #30 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #26 Nice historical point, @Nick Mlatchkov; don't know how you'd know such historical fact....must have been personal to you at the time. But now we are free, and the rats that raced from one country to the next...where will they be when they are 45 years old? We need to keep helping one another. I wish for a magic formula.!
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    10/07/2016 #29 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #25 Solutions. Yes! Every single problem has a solution. @NO one....is there a nonprofit out there? Can we mail them some clothes that we wear? For what shall we Do as we don't live in a shoe! We have hands to help...just tell us how to stop yelling.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    10/07/2016 #28 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #24 @William VanDorin, yes, the leaders look into their pockets more than into the eyes of their own people...and just like a stranded Felix the Cat on an island, he begins to look at his friend as his food, when his money/sustenance runs out. But pity the person that simply throws hands up in the air, for nothing is ever lost completely to despair. Not when helping hands are willing to go and do all the things without fear of the foe.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    10/07/2016 #27 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #23 @Paul Walters ~ was under the weather lol ~ good to be missed! So..yeah...I'm back. Just like Arnold....
    Nick Mlatchkov
    10/07/2016 #26 Anonymous
    A necessary clarification:
    Chavez introduced the low prices of gas in Venezuela long b4 the international rates dropped drastically as a result of the development of shale gas extraction in the US.
    William VanDorin
    09/07/2016 #24 William VanDorin
    The desire to affect a positive change by compassionate people is all to often corrupted by the power of the positions they are elected, or appointed to. It is unfortunate for us all that the established leadership does not support solutions equitable to the population, and is often driven by a completely different agenda. Though some countries are conspicuous in their excesses and abuse of power, this is a human ailment of self imposed ignorance Too many people stand in peril and countries on the edge of collapse through the manipulation of economies and resources. The diversion of resources and attitude away from warfare to humanitarian relief efforts would prove less costly and far more productive in fostering human and national relations. There is an understandable animosity towards countries of affluent decadence by impoverished populations fostered by our leadership. The walls of division are obvious, it's architects are not. There is no obvious solution and violence simply compounds the problem. There obviously is a dire need for transparency in our leadership, and severe penalties for political corruption imposed. Unfortunately for the population, our leadership is already profoundly corrupt, and the tragic irony is only they could implement such policies.
    Paul Walters
    09/07/2016 #23 Paul Walters
    #22 @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD Hi ho wondered where you were ?
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    09/07/2016 #22 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    @NO one, without reading others' comments first, I can tell you the one thing that screams from this page more than anything else: the picture of the woman screaming from the page. She represents all that is lost: clothing, hairstyle, lipstick, the dentist, a toothbrush, and eventually, human dignity. In this new world of such inhumanity, only darkness can thrive together with the other shadows. What she needs is not further condemnation for a plight that is not of her own doing, nor platitudes for poets to dream of describing. She needs damn help. And she needs it from everyone around the world. Period. The message is so clear that I can't comprehend any other words without simple, basic compassion. If it was a dog or a dolphin instead of a human, perhaps she would be heard more humanely. Is every individual everyone "else's" problem? God forbid, NO! She is our problem. She is MY problem. Tell me what to do to help. Give me a Solution. Because I don't mind listening to the Problems in life. But I'm all about Solutions. And in 3 sec flat, I went from a complete stop to 100 mph. And I'm here. Tell me how to Help! And if there isn't a "Way," let's MAKE ONE! Today! It Can Be Done. Nothing is Impossible.
    Maja Vujovic
    07/07/2016 #21 Maja Vujovic
    #20 Thank you, Cat dear, for joining it so competently!
    NO one
    07/07/2016 #20 NO one
    #19 @Maja Vujovic thank you so much for the great initiative!
    Maja Vujovic
    05/07/2016 #19 Maja Vujovic
    Corruption and complaisance are two sides of the same coin and @NO one raises her voice against both, with this June author's pick we couldn't let you miss.
    Leckey Harrison
    21/06/2016 #17 Leckey Harrison
    It appears that some time revolution is the only answer. Our own Declaration is evidence of that, and we are at a tipping point soon here in the US. I find comments along the line that "they brought this upon themselves" incredibly insensitive and narrow minded. No one chooses corruption. No one chooses oppression for themselves. That is the choice of oppressors, and the powerful who have no moral compass.
    NO one
    21/06/2016 #16 NO one
    #15 Thank you for the comment tocaya! I better have a good grade since it'll mean that the project will be useful to make Venezuela a better place or at least it'll be my small contribution to a wonderful country =)
    Catalina Serrano
    21/06/2016 #15 Catalina Serrano
    Great post tocaya! There's an extremely sad situation in Venezuela since long time ago and I don't know how the hell are they going to change all this mess. Sad, very sad without any doubt. Anyway, good research, thanks for the info, keep doing like this and your thesis will have a very good mark! :)
  7. ProducerPascal Derrien 🐝
    Are You A Coached Potato?
    Are You A Coached Potato?Are you the king of the couch? Are you worshipping take aways to a point that even your own mind is fried? Are you making half-baked decisions? Are you a coached potato?We have a popular TV program on National TV every January here in Ireland called...


    Sara Jacobovici
    19/07/2016 #15 Sara Jacobovici
    Great share @Jennifer Martin. @Pascal Derrien 🐝, there is nothing you write about that can be argued against. The only thing I would underscore is that each generation has faced and continues to face the "battle of the bulge" and that in and of itself is one aspect of the problem; the generation that grew up making the wrong choices carries that over to the next generation. Making people aware will not be enough unless there are practical supports in place for families and institutions like schools and hospitals.
    Pascal Derrien 🐝
    04/07/2016 #14 Pascal Derrien 🐝
    #13 social media diet thats a good one :-)
    Dean Owen
    04/07/2016 #13 Dean Owen
    Author's June submission for Bees' Best Picks Hive. I am not too sure as it is suggestive we spend less time on beBee and more time outdoors! Nice one Pascal!
    Pascal Derrien 🐝
    01/07/2016 #12 Pascal Derrien 🐝
    #11 thanks Laura for sharing this in modern life it takes a lot of efforts to make the decision let alone what it takes to implement changes we should not victimised individuals who are struggling....
    Laura Mikolaitis
    01/07/2016 #11 Laura Mikolaitis
    @Pascal Derrien 🐝 this is well written but then again that goes for all of your posts. Thank you for writing about such an important topic and for starting the discussion. It can be difficult to make that first step toward leading a healthier lifestyle. I was there not so long ago. For me, I had always been a "skinny" girl so when I started gaining weight it was a huge shock. And for a long time, I ignored it. I wasn't happy in my skin, but I kept making excuses - and I'm sure that complacency and where I was at in life had a hand in it too. But eventually I got off of the couch and I made a choice to change. However, it is more than just choosing to diet, it's choosing to implement a life style change because really that's what it is. And it's worked for me. I am a healthier, happier, and more grounded person because of the changes. Now, when I look back at where I was 4 years ago I sit in awe because so much has changed - and it's all good. In fact, I published a post last night that spoke to how taking to the open road has helped me find my well being (and shed the weight). It can be done and we shouldn't be ashamed to talk about it.
    Pascal Derrien 🐝
    01/07/2016 #10 Pascal Derrien 🐝
    #7 indeed @Julie Hickman depending where you are in life it is sometimes difficult to make that first....step and there are some other incentives for not doing it ........
    Pascal Derrien 🐝
    01/07/2016 #9 Pascal Derrien 🐝
    #8 we are very similar in our household too and then I can see of my neighbours giving crisps to young kids in the morning ..... :-(
    Aaron Skogen
    01/07/2016 #8 Aaron Skogen
    I had this open on LI and was planning to comment, then I clicked over here and it was at the top of my feed @Pascal Derrien 🐝. Maybe I'll go back there and comment too. . . It's certainly a serious dilemma and a huge issue here in the US as well. I don't believe there is a silver bullet, but it starts with each individual making a choice. There is no "junk" food or soda in our home. We still sit down for family meals. Yet most importantly, I think, is that my bride and I model an active lifestyle for our kids. And thankfully its rubbing off. They are very active in sports, eat well and love their time outdoors. Very relevant post my friend!
    Julie Hickman
    01/07/2016 #7 Julie Hickman
    Such an important topic @Pascal Derrien 🐝. I believe we all know what we "should" do to achieve a healthy weight and lifestyle but many are overwhelmed by the "how" and "when". Just start! Step by step you will get there. Exercise is good for the mind and body :)
    Pascal Derrien 🐝
    01/07/2016 #6 Pascal Derrien 🐝
    #5 potatoes are pretty photogenic aren't they, my kingdom for a potato !!!! Thanks for dropping by
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    01/07/2016 #5 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    By the way, @Pascal Derrien 🐝, I didn't mention in my LI comment that I like the potato image.
    Pascal Derrien 🐝
    01/07/2016 #4 Pascal Derrien 🐝
    #2 my son received an award for Sport Person of The Year yesterday he has an ipod which sometimes goes uncharged for weeks I can take it away form him he does not care but I threat not to being to training he is making a fuss and begging not to I cannot ake the credit for his mindset but I have encouraged him to get off the couch and do something sport or else his sister for example likes to draw and make stories in her room
    Pascal Derrien 🐝
    01/07/2016 #3 Pascal Derrien 🐝
    #1 :-) thanks Alan @Alan Geller
    Ken Boddie
    01/07/2016 #2 Ken Boddie
    Where am I, @Pascal Derrien 🐝? Sitting on the couch of course.

    You see I was a cruel father. No iPhones when my kids were young, so I had them watching a black line for 2 hours every day with their faces submerged in water. No, not because I was too Scottish to fix the TV, and insisted they have long showers, but I had them attend swimming squad, along with other sports. Swimming in particular provided them with good exercise, taught them discipline, helped them focus on their studies, and, along with the education that was associated with squad life, ensured they followed an exercise routine and appreciated a balanced food diet; attributes which lingered well into adulthood and to this day. It also helped that I married a lady who was not only a good but an excellent cook. Times were different then. The challenge today is to prise kids away from screens and get them moving their limbs in a group of their peers, be it swimming squad, little athletics, school orchestra, or whatever.

    Love the "Potatoe King" image, Pascal. 👍
  8. ProducerIrene Hackett

    Irene Hackett

    AM I ENOUGH?Which ‘I ’ am I? I’ve never appreciated being asked in a job interview: “Why don’t you tell me about yourself”? The question swells with insincerity as the only response one can provide is a group of industry buzz words that reduces...


    Irene Hackett
    11/07/2016 #40 Anonymous
    #39 @Alan Geller - it could indeed, if one is astute in 'reading' people and knowing when it could add value to the interview. My experience is that the interview process almost never goes that deep or personal - it is often very surface level conversation. Depth comes later, when you actually build a relationship.
    Irene Hackett
    11/07/2016 #38 Anonymous
    #35 @Alan Geller - I like how you have responded with a question! Having interviewed many, many candidates over the years, I know that what a hiring manager wants to hear is everything related to the job and how the candidate is going to use their particular blend of skills, be they soft or be they hard, to get the job done and then some! Unless you have had success in 'wordsmithing' certain life events within the confines of an interview, it may not be the best time to share how much growth you've experienced via personal adversity, such as caretaking for a loved-one suffering with emotional illness or for a husband of 4 years being diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, etc., etc. I believe those life circumstances develop us in ways our Careers never can and allow us to bring so much more to the table - but let's face it; not a good thing to include in the reply to interview question "Tell me about yourself".
    Irene Hackett
    11/07/2016 #37 Anonymous
    #34 Thanks for taking the time to read my buzz @Leckey Harrison; you are right on mark, a Buddhist perspective - but theses principles are also found in other practices, just the words used to teach the principles are different.
    Irene Hackett
    11/07/2016 #36 Anonymous
    @Randy Keho - Glad you enjoyed this buzz and thank you for sharing your story - after reading it I sort of felt that pride of Norma Rae :-) A great example of being true to yourself regardless of the pressure and how doing so can influence others in a positive way; THAT's what I call success!
    Leckey Harrison
    11/07/2016 #34 Leckey Harrison
    Ego and identity. Great subjects for those practicing Buddhist meditation. Also relevant to trauma, which can wipe out that sense of identity.
    Randy Keho
    11/07/2016 #33 Randy Keho
    Irene, what a wonderful buzz to read on Sunday night, when many have to return to the rat race on Monday morning. I spent 15 years serving corporate America. It took me 12 to realize that if the "I" that was me wasn't enough, they could kiss my lily-white behind. It was personally empowering. They knew what I was capable of accomplishing, which wasn't always reflected in their "numbers." So, after blatantly refusing to follow a directive, I asked asked my new general manager if he wanted two weeks notice or if I should just pack up and and leave on the spot, he made me his personal go-to guy. He knew i was a "fixer." and more than a few things needed fixing. From that day forward, I was only expected to do what he asked me to do, which often aligned with my strengths. It was a very successful partnership and I enjoyed my new position.
    Irene Hackett
    11/07/2016 #32 Anonymous
    #31 @Alvaro Rojas - many thanks for sharing and for the link to Emily Wapnick's Ted Talk - I shall have to watch that for certain!
    Alvaro Rojas
    11/07/2016 #31 Alvaro Rojas
    Awesome post. I believe we all identify with this at some level. Closely related to Emily Wapnick's concept for Multipotentialites: https://www.ted.com/talks/emilie_wapnick_why_some_of_us_don_t_have_one_true_calling?language=en
    Irene Hackett
    11/07/2016 #30 Anonymous
    #27 @Pamela L. Williams - Thank you for sharing your heartfelt response and your kind comments! I was a single parent for 13 years, so I certainly can relate to what you say. We are still parents, but our roles have evolved - different yes, but still an integral part of our core selves. It is important to integrate all of our selves into every endeavor (see recent interview article with @@Kevin Pashuk for how he's done it with success.) In fact, this is what we do here on beBee! No compartmentalization necessary! Although it seems, as things change that we are on a 'new' journey, it is really the same journey with new roads to explore. How fun to be an explorer! Trust me - YOU have a place, a very integral place that is yours alone and to be enjoyed. Peace to you my friend - happy to engage with you here on beBee!
    Dale Masters
    11/07/2016 #29 Dale Masters
    #26 Thank you for the definition.
    Irene Hackett
    11/07/2016 #28 Anonymous
    #25 I appreciate your kind comment @Franci Eugenia Hoffman - an honor coming from you!
    Pamela L. Williams
    11/07/2016 #27 Pamela L. Williams
    Beautifully written and such a thought provoking post Irene! I don't know how I missed it last month.
    For myself, as a single parent I haven't really pondered the "I" for her entire life. It was always about her and that was a choice I made joyfully for she was new life, new hope, new beginnings. This year it no longer needs to be about her for she is now discovering her 'I' and it a wondrous thing to watch.

    For myself, I now understand the whole empty-nester dilemma. It's not about the doing for her, it's that in being a parent, especially a single parent because you 're the everything, you can lose all track of the 'I'. The old 'I' no longer fits, it's changed, the world has changed, and so you're on a whole new journey towards discovering this new 'I' that just doesn't seem to have a place...for the moment.
    Irene Hackett
    11/07/2016 #26 Anonymous
    #24 @Dale Masters - I really appreciate the honesty of your question. I am referring to the "High achiever" in the Corporate setting. A typical scenario is something like this: First one there, last one to leave (That means 7:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. with many days a lot more than that!.) ; Managing projects involving high level of communication with various people across the organization from every background and experience level; using the latest and greatest technology to meet very stringent deadlines and budget goals. What kind of projects? How about acquiring companies with 600+ employees, learning all their business priorities and day-to-day procedures, integrating them into your procedure/policy base - having to train the acquired workforce quickly and efficiently with sensitivity in mind. Then, there is the team you manage, coach, mentor - tasks in this area are endless. All of this requires huge amounts of energy and enthusiasm. If you are not at the top of your game - you are OUT. That is a partial explanation, but I think you get the picture! :-)
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    11/07/2016 #25 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Me, myself and I - Handle with Care! Stunning post @Irene Hackett.
    Dale Masters
    11/07/2016 #24 Dale Masters
    At the risk of seeming a fool (which I really don't care about anyway), I must ask :
    What is your definition of a "high achiever"? More specifically, how much must a person accomplish to be in that category?
    I have a good friend who accomplishes so much than when I listen to what she's involved in, I want to lie down in a fetal position (no joke) and stay there until the exhaustion of just imagining all that she does goes away...in fact, I have done just this thing many times.
    Irene Hackett
    11/07/2016 #23 Anonymous
    #22 Thank you @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD - I appreciate your positive feedback. @Ali Anani and @debasish majumder are surely honorable bees with kindred spirits!
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    10/07/2016 #22 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #21 Great assessment, @Irene Hackett, one that @Ali Anani and @debasish majumder are sure to contemplate, too!
    Irene Hackett
    04/07/2016 #21 Anonymous
    #20 Yes @Adam Read - chameleons are we, with superior skills for adaptability! Hmmmm - or maybe these 'I's are 'fractals? @Milos Djukic 🙂
    Adam Read
    04/07/2016 #20 Adam Read
    #18 Hi @Irene Hackett. Your post reminds me of a discussion I had recently with a mental health practitioner about the concept of what used to be called having "split personalities." Now called dissociation, my argument was that some forms of it seems to be both necessary and normal to function in a diverse world. When we cannot trust one version of ourselves to handle the situation in front of us, it seems we have no choice but to adapt and become someone different.
    Irene Hackett
    04/07/2016 #19 Anonymous
    Thank you kindly @Adam Read, for Sharing!
  9. ProducerGert Scholtz

    Gert Scholtz

     Why we like beBee stories
    Why we like beBee storiesGraham Swift said: “Man is the storytelling animal. Wherever he goes he wants to leave behind not a chaotic wake, not an empty space, but the comforting marker-buoys and trail signs of stories”. Through the fantastic writers on beBee, the wonder...


    Nick Mlatchkov
    15/08/2016 #56 Anonymous
    @Gert Scholtz Congrats on winning the 400 m by a SA athlete. Simply an incredible run!
    Gerald Hecht
    03/08/2016 #55 Gerald Hecht
    @Gert Scholtz https://www.bebee.com/content/699013/697308
    Gerald Hecht
    03/08/2016 #54 Gerald Hecht
    @Gert Scholtz , the way this piece ends...struck me for some reason: "Donald Hebb coined the well-known phrase: “Neurons that fire together, wire together”.
    Nowhere is this more true than in story."
    Nick Mlatchkov
    03/08/2016 #53 Anonymous
    Donald Hebb coined the well-known phrase: “Neurons that fire together, wire together”.
    I liked that. Hebb's been kind of a poet ...
    John White, MBA
    11/07/2016 #52 John White, MBA
    @Gert Scholtz: Great buzz! I have promoted it on Twitter via @beBeeProducer, @beBeeMarketing, @beBeeBuzzworthy, @beBeesocial.
    CityVP Manjit
    11/07/2016 #51 CityVP Manjit
    Considering what we owe the oral culture to transmit stories from one generation to another, otherwise so much history would have been loss. A legacy like that makes narrative and storytelling is has always been a core part of the human condition. Very good buzz Gert.
    Jim Murray
    11/07/2016 #50 Jim Murray
    Very interesting stuff by @Gert Scholtz
    Gerald Hecht
    11/07/2016 #49 Gerald Hecht
    @Gert Scholtz yes in real life we are locked in our own brain with individual differences giving the appearance of a tremendously varying window of empathy (the widest of which is still EXTREMELY limited even in the most rockin shaman)...
    ...but in stories we, through the construct itself, ARE in the heads of everyone in the story...
    ...if told expertly --biochemical changes will occur that psychoactive Ligands/drugs could NEVER reliably induce;
    Dale Masters
    11/07/2016 #48 Dale Masters
    #17 @Gerald Hecht The link posted on here is solid proof that everything in my book is correct. Now I just have to write it down and interlock the pieces of the web that make the practice work.
    Randy Keho
    11/07/2016 #47 Randy Keho
    Gert, you have an amazing way of using scientific information to explain the magic of storytelling, without stripping away the pure enjoyment of the activity.Write on!
    Joanna Hofman
    10/07/2016 #46 Joanna Hofman
    What a great buzz! A great story about stories. I like your writing style - you paint words by colours.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    10/07/2016 #44 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #38 @Vincent Andrew: love your recap here ~ it applies to so much of life and relationships. Now, we need stats on conversations, and how much to talk vs how much to listen. haha. "Listening ears don't get into trouble." ~
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    10/07/2016 #43 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #42 Amen to that!
    Javier beBee
    04/07/2016 #42 Javier beBee
    #41 @Flavia Toro Rodriguez beBee also needs story readers like you !!
    Flavia Toro Rodriguez
    04/07/2016 #41 Flavia Toro Rodriguez
    Really this is a very interesting post. I'm not a story telling but I'm a story reading 💞 It is my first hobby and I have to thank my mom because I love reading since I was about 5 years. Thank you for sharing that amazing buzz!
    James McElearney
    04/07/2016 #40 James McElearney
    #39 thank you @Javier beBee, but its you guys and your wonderful team that have kept the good writers here! Without your interactions i dont think we would have as many as we do!
    Javier beBee
    04/07/2016 #39 Javier beBee
    #37 exactly @James McElearney. Bees are the protagonists, the heroes.
    Vincent Andrew
    04/07/2016 #38 Vincent Andrew
    Now this is key to effective talks: 25% content on data and logic, 10% on establishing credibility for oneself and 65% on conveying personal information. Great stuff @Gert Scholtz!
    James McElearney
    04/07/2016 #37 James McElearney
    #35 not to take away from what Javier, Juan, and the rest of the beBee team have accomplished here but a social network site is nothing without it´s end users and it´s writers like yourself Gert, and far too many others to mention, that have helped to make this platform what it is.
    Gerald Hecht
    04/07/2016 #36 Gerald Hecht
    #35 @Gert Scholtz it's the absolute least one we can do!
  10. ProducerJuan Imaz

    Juan Imaz

    How much will the equity of our beBee Ambassadors be worth?
    How much will the equity of our beBee Ambassadors be worth? Now that Linkedin has been bought by Microsoft it is time to compare and calculate how much the equity of beBee's Ambassadors could be worth in the future.Just in case you still don't know anything about it, beBee is the first social network that is...


    Deb Helfrich
    23/11/2016 #80 Deb Helfrich
    Always an interesting buzz for the new crop of Brand Ambassadors to see! Let's keep attracting new members and making them feel right at home in the hives so that they stay actively engaged. Both aspects of growth are equally important to beBee's ultimate success.
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    23/11/2016 #79 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    beBee is a way of life. The passion for beBee is contagious!
    Bill Stankiewicz
    23/11/2016 #78 Bill Stankiewicz
    We love BeBee.com
    Aurorasa Sima
    17/10/2016 #76 Aurorasa Sima
    Equity is my favorite sex word (;
    Kidding ...
    Javier beBee
    17/10/2016 #75 Javier beBee
    #74 @Debesh Choudhury we love 100% our logo . This is our LOGO. https://www.bebee.com/img/bebee/logo.png . Orange is the only official logo colour. Enjoy it.
    Debesh Choudhury
    25/09/2016 #74 Debesh Choudhury
    All is fine Juan Imaz, but I guess some thing is wrong with the color of the beBee logo .. The brand may suffer because of the color .. I don't have a solid reason to offer .. I will explain my hunch later
    Rafiqul Islam
    26/08/2016 #73 Rafiqul Islam
    Noted with thanks Mr. @Javier beBee #71
    Mamen Delgado
    24/08/2016 #72 Mamen Delgado
    #66 All the dreams I have had in my life (and they've been quite a few) have been HUGELY big!!! 😉
    Javier beBee
    24/08/2016 #71 Javier beBee
    #70 do you use to write long stories on producer? Do you use to promote beBee in other social networks? Do you currently engage commenting on other user's articles? Just follow what our ambassadors do. A lot of time in the platform is also a must. Thanks
    Rafiqul Islam
    24/08/2016 #70 Rafiqul Islam
    #68 I'm aware about all these points but my concern is in other arena !
    Javier beBee
    24/08/2016 #69 Javier beBee
    #68 @Dean Owen thanks exactly it should help!
    Rafiqul Islam
    24/08/2016 #67 Rafiqul Islam
    I'm really confused about criteria of Selection !
    Javier beBee
    24/08/2016 #65 Javier beBee
    An example of potential benefits of being Ambassador. Dream big.
    Juan Imaz
    12/07/2016 #64 Juan Imaz
    #63 Great! Happy to see you joining the program @Aaron Skogen!
    Aaron Skogen
    12/07/2016 #63 Aaron Skogen
    #21 @Juan Imaz and @Javier beBee, just letting you know that I was able to complete the process. Thanks!
    Andrew Porter
    12/07/2016 #62 Andrew Porter
    #61 Thank you @Fatima Williams its so refreshing to be apart of this up and coming network, I've had a real buzz so far, long may it continue.
  11. ProducerMaja Vujovic

    Maja Vujovic

    The One Thing To Show That Reluctant investor
    The One Thing To Show That Reluctant investorAn Ambassador?!? Why, thank you, dearest!But your kind invitation I must decline.What if I end up in a conflict of interestOver whose brand to peddle, yours or mine?I've thought about it, for it's no small matter.You're a lean, mean machine, so...


    Maja Vujovic
    04/07/2016 #42 Maja Vujovic
    #41 Thank you, dear @mohammed khalaf, I'm a keen ambassador of verse.
    mohammed khalaf
    04/07/2016 #41 mohammed khalaf
    all the words which you say my dear Maja is very expression and meaning is deeply, specially is simulation the fact .
    Maja Vujovic
    04/07/2016 #40 Maja Vujovic
    #39 Thank you, @Irene Hackett, you're most kind!
    Irene Hackett
    04/07/2016 #39 Anonymous
    #38 you are so right @Dean Owen - @Maja Vujovic - this post is a true "gem"! I love your candor!
    Dean Owen
    04/07/2016 #38 Dean Owen
    Asking nothing in return. Are they not your most incredible ambassadors. Selected for the author's June pick, this gem from @Maja Vujovic
    Maja Vujovic
    05/06/2016 #37 Maja Vujovic
    #31 Thank you, @Laurent BOSCHERINI, for reading and commenting. I too am most impressed with beBee, its management and the team. So much so that I have devised, proposed and argued for what - from my professional experience - would be a fitting slogan. Still, to each his own. In beBee's parlance, I'm a solitary bee (fact: most bees in nature don't live in colonies). Besides here, I write separately on Medium, LinkedIn and Facebook, meaning I observe their respective "flavours" and rarely cross-publish. For me, as @Milos Djukic says, balance is essential. I've also authored and executed enough communication strategies to know inherent pitfalls of each approach. I thought it couldn't hurt if I pointed at some, in a tongue-in-cheek way. I'm glad @Javier beBee gets it the way I meant it. Cheers!
    Milos Djukic
    05/06/2016 #36 Anonymous
    You are very welcome @Javier beBee.
    Javier beBee
    05/06/2016 #35 Javier beBee
    #33 thanks @Milos Djukic
    Federico Álvarez San Martín
    05/06/2016 #34 Federico Álvarez San Martín
    Done @Jahanara Hoque and @Javier beBee. Tomorrow I will send a mail Jahanara. Thanks!!!
    Milos Djukic
    05/06/2016 #33 Anonymous
    @Javier beBee, Your vision is unique and most valid. You, your team and @John White, MBA have my full support. This network has a real chance to become something really spectacular in the world of social media. I still think that institutionalized support should be more defined. “Dance with the one that brung ya”. This rather poor grammar rule, also applies in the case of social leadership and even on social media. Luckily, much more here than anywhere else. A harmonious blend of corporate and personal success and prosperity of any kind, including profit and success share is an unfulfilled dream in the world of social media. This is certainly not a influencer marketing model, in a way that is used today in other social media and networks. You’ve almost mastered that!
    Javier beBee
    05/06/2016 #32 Javier beBee
    #31 thanks @Laurent BOSCHERINI. We have still a lot of work to do. In a few months beBee will be much powerful and fast ! :) I love to hear from you ! beBee will go on improving thanks to your feedback !
    Laurent Boscherini
    05/06/2016 #31 Anonymous
    Thank you @Maja Vujovic for your insightful post. All parties have free choice to be or not, that enlightens the excellent beBee.com' strategy followed as a pragmatic test to feel the sensitivity of business targeted a year ago. For myself, with the generosity and insightful commitments of @John White, MBA, at the initial stage, and now with all staff members and Bebee's founders, I am happy to be here
    Javier beBee
    05/06/2016 #30 Javier beBee
    #27 Hi @Maja Vujovic, we always listen so please feel free to express yourself ! :)
    Javier beBee
    05/06/2016 #28 Javier beBee
    #16 thanks @CityVP Manjit !
    Maja Vujovic
    05/06/2016 #27 Maja Vujovic
    #25 Thank you, @Javier beBee. I hope you'll take a minute to review the real offering, hidden at the end of my post I linked to. It has received supportive votes from other bees in comments there, but of course it primarily needs yours. It would really seal the deal, I feel.
    CityVP Manjit
    05/06/2016 #26 CityVP Manjit
    #25 view from Javier. The sharing in future success idea has been around for more than 10 years. An example of it was Squidoo that was in part an business venture of Seth Godin, later it was acquired by Hub Pages. These are examples of sites that though incentivizing content creators was the key to the future. Do I really see people here thinking "beBEE, wow! the next evolution of Hub Pages". No I don't. What is important for a founder is to remain true to what inspired the founders - just as I love the founders Bill & Dave who created this idea called HP. I did work at HP thinking I had the job of my dreams by being in Bill & Dave's company but I was wrong - I saw them systematically eradicate people who saw things that way. Today Bill & Dave still fit into my own learning journey included in Spectraneuron http://learnersjourney.weebly.com/uploads/3/7/6/2/37628583/spectraneuron.png Either beBEE will have a legacy called J&J like HP has a legacy called Bill & Dave - or it will be Squidoo.
    Javier beBee
    05/06/2016 #25 Javier beBee
    Great thoughts ! Anyway we are happy to share our future success , nobody use to do it ;) ... thanks for sharing it ! Great buzz
    CityVP Manjit
    05/06/2016 #23 CityVP Manjit
    #18 compliment from Dean. Dear Dean, for me this is like taking a bath, we all get dirty and we all need a refreshing shower. If we have not taken a bath for sometime then we need a massive scrubdown. Just because we have mechanisms which return us to our purity does not mean we are pure. It would be easy for @Javier beBee or @Juan Imaz to think of this as a critisism of a beBee strategy, but that does not mean that this strategy is wrong, but I won't go shoot down LinkedIn and take money from these guys, that's not my kind of jive, it turns love into a lust payment. When we feel mentally icky it is our values that are exposed, not shared values. When the Internet started if someone said to me that it would be better for the internet if I shared in its equity, it does not make a better internet. I would ask myself, but wait are you not asking others for money so you can expand on the Internet - if I really love what you are doing you don't need to pay me and nor did Tim Berners-Lee who masterminded the Internet with his protocol http://thebea.st/1RLtFd8 Thanks for this shower, I feel fresh, inspired and loving this thing called beBee. So I be.
    Maja Vujovic
    05/06/2016 #20 Maja Vujovic
    #17 No, thank you, Ken Boddle, kindred soul!
  12. ProducerDean Owen

    Dean Owen

    The Blindfold
    The BlindfoldI’d searched everywhere for a decent one. It had to be soft, and comfortable, and not overly conspicuous. It was time to get creative. I headed for the red-light district of Shibuya in downtown Tokyo. Surely they would have what I needed. ...


    Maja Vujovic
    03/07/2016 #25 Maja Vujovic
    For those of you who might have missed this gem by @Dean Owen, I'm most glad to save it for savouring as our first author's pick from June. (Reader advisory: I've got tears in my eyes and a big smile on my face...)
    Paul Walters
    21/06/2016 #24 Paul Walters
    You be such a romantic Mr Owen !!!
    Hafida Benyoucef
    21/06/2016 #23 Hafida Benyoucef
    When it's separation of a couple You have to look another one, when it's the end of love story it's not the end of the world some of the time and you forget. And every one have the right of living, to change to choose His/Her life partner . Dean Owen.
    Lisa Gallagher
    21/06/2016 #22 Lisa Gallagher
    #20 Oh that's sad that they would separate a couple! Glad they didn't have to divert and we would have seen you on the news LOL.
    Hafida Benyoucef
    21/06/2016 #21 Hafida Benyoucef
    Really Wow.
    Dean Owen
    21/06/2016 #20 Dean Owen
    Yes @Lisa Gallagher, a pretty darned perfect honeymoon save for the flight to Italy where they could not seat us together. I raised such a ruckus at the airport that they almost stopped us from flying altogether. I mean, why couldn't they rearrange a few seats so that newly weds can sit together? Thanks for reading!
    Dean Owen
    21/06/2016 #19 Dean Owen
    Thanks all, it really means lot to me that you took the time to know me more. As with everyone here I suspect, life is not all roses and we have a tendency to portray only the perfect memories on social media. I am guilty in that regard, but getting to know you all makes me more comfortable in sharing the not so rosy life experiences in the future. Much appreciated.
    Lisa Gallagher
    21/06/2016 #18 Lisa Gallagher
    I had no idea @Dean Owen, what a romantic you are! I love learning bits and pieces about others on here. Thank you for sharing something so personal and beautiful. You had me for a sec when you walked in the sex shop. No tipping in Japan, really? I bet that was one great honeymoon!!
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    21/06/2016 #17 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    Why you romantic Devil, you! Well, done Dean, well done. I just hope my wife doesn't read this.
    Mamen Delgado
    21/06/2016 #16 Mamen Delgado
    Such a touching story @Dean Owen, thanks so much for sharing it!!
    Daniel Paz
    21/06/2016 #15 Daniel Paz
    It's a beautiful story, and wonderfully writen.
    mohammed khalaf
    21/06/2016 #14 mohammed khalaf
    nice engagement and lovely story
    Rod Loader
    21/06/2016 #13 Rod Loader
    Beautiful story and wonderfully told Dean @Dean Owen. Loved it.
    Dean Owen
    20/06/2016 #12 Dean Owen
    #10 lol, I thought it was a spin on revolting and riveting! Thanks , much appreciate you taking the time to read this one. Kind of special for me.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    20/06/2016 #11 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    Im on my mobile pls forgive my grammar😉
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    20/06/2016 #10 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    Riverting @Dean Owen...you are such a romantic guy! Yes , you yook me through a whirlwind of thoughts.. first i thought bdsm and your shades...then i thought, a bedroom scene or Moulin Rouge ( sorry) then i thought maybe Milan or Spain...when she was happy with Paris i thought Bingo...but then you sure did a topper...great storytelling Dean !😂
    Dean Owen
    20/06/2016 #8 Dean Owen
    Thanks @James McElearney, this one was kind of special for me.
    James McElearney
    20/06/2016 #7 James McElearney
    Your writing never fails to enthrall me Dean, A beautiful story and you look a perfect couple
    Javier beBee
    20/06/2016 #6 Javier beBee
    a great story !!!! thanks @Dean Owen for sharing it !!!
    Teagan Geneviene
    20/06/2016 #5 Teagan Geneviene
    Charming story @Dean Owen. Thanks for a marvelous Monday morning break. Cheers.
  13. Maja Vujovic

    Maja Vujovic

    June has ended and it's time to collect our best honey jars produced during it. @Dean Owen and @Ken Boddie, given that days start in your time zones, would you kindly select and contact one bee each and ask which post that they wrote during June they consider their best. Then, with appropriate introductions, kindly share those two posts here, in Bees' Best Picks. Also please ask them to contact a bee of their choice, with the same question and request. Only one post per bee, please! Any impatient bees, kindly let me know which of your posts from June you wish shared. Anyone whose work from June gets posted here should respectfully decline subsequent requests (until July, of course) , but may select a bee to contact and promote. If anyone has a dilemma, concern or amendment to this protocol, kindly comment and let's resolve it together. June calendar image is by Pop Art Studio from Serbia (http://www.popwebdesign.net/index_eng.html) via Smashing Magazine. Thank you all in advance! Maja Vujovic


    Maja Vujovic
    03/07/2016 #9 Maja Vujovic
    #8 Thanks for taking the time to respond, @Ken Boddie. One invitation is not meant as a limit, but rather as a way for me to not ask too much effort of anyone. I for one sent ten invites, intrigued which of the excellent posts this month I might have missed. My criterion was those who declared the buzz relevant and those I corresponded with recently. You could call it random. And likewise, ayone should feel free to send as many invitations as they like, under one condition that they do the next step - post the selected links that they receive. The hive is not meant as a competition, but as a repository - a place where, after an absence, one can quickly review what took place in the meantime. There's no pressure whatsoever if you don't feel like approaching anyone - but do please let me know which was your best work in June, so I can share it. Thanks!
    Ken Boddie
    03/07/2016 #8 Ken Boddie
    Sorry that I have not been on line much the last couple of days, @Maja Vujovic, since I have been occupied with family matters and therefore have only just noticed this buzz. Now first of all, thanks for considering me as part of your proposal, but I must admit that I am not entirely happy with selecting one single bee, out of so many who write excellent posts every month. I would really rather not acting in any way which may be interpreted as being biased or indicating preferential attention to only one bee. Perhaps it may be more egalitarian and less potentially offensive to organise a secret ballot for participants to vote their favourite post for the month by another bee?
    Maja Vujovic
    03/07/2016 #7 Maja Vujovic
    @Dean Owen and @Milos Djukic, thank you for spreading the word. Incidentally, would you like me to share your favourite write-ups from June? Please let me know.
    Maja Vujovic
    03/07/2016 #6 Maja Vujovic
    #5 I appreciate it very much, @Dean Owen.
    Dean Owen
    03/07/2016 #5 Dean Owen
    #4 I have sent a request to my bee, awaiting their response.
    Maja Vujovic
    02/07/2016 #4 Maja Vujovic
    #2 A bit of a load for one person, don't you think? I'd be monopolizing the flow and would look like a traffic cop. With the chain system, we all get equal exposure, build/strengthen relationships and at least briefly visit a hive we otherwise might not, which could lead to discoveries of posts or people we don't necessarily follow. All in all, more democratic, I think.
    Dean Owen
    02/07/2016 #2 Dean Owen
    This seems an odd way to do this no? Why not everyone just send you by message their best June article?
    Maja Vujovic
    02/07/2016 #1 Maja Vujovic
    Mention glitch re Ken Boddie. Could someone else kindly alert him, please? Thanks!
  14. Bill Stankiewicz
    Cartoons For Children | Funny Cartoons For Children | Creepy Crawlies & Funny Insect Videos For Kids
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  15. ProducerLouise Smith

    Louise Smith

    TestimonialIs it a bee? No it's not  a bee... It's a swarm of bees ! And we are not all the same when we consider the minutiae of our daily livesAnd yet we are all the same when we consider We all LOVE beBee !...


    Isabel Díaz   Durán
    17/06/2016 #32 Isabel Díaz Durán
    Great post!!! and the video is really funny!! Regards Louise!
    Abudu NTEGE
    17/06/2016 #31 Abudu NTEGE
    #30 you're most welcome
    Louise Smith
    06/06/2016 #30 Louise Smith
    Thank you @Abudu NTEGE !
    Louise Smith
    05/06/2016 #29 Louise Smith
    #28 :)
    Marki Kranthi
    05/06/2016 #28 Marki Kranthi
    Louise Smith
    05/06/2016 #27 Louise Smith
    Thank you @Michael Watkins !
    Louise Smith
    05/06/2016 #26 Louise Smith
    Thank you John @John White, MBA !
    Louise Smith
    05/06/2016 #25 Louise Smith
    Thank you @Julie Hickman !
    Louise Smith
    05/06/2016 #24 Louise Smith
    Thank you @Zack Thorn !
    Louise Smith
    05/06/2016 #23 Louise Smith
    Thank you @Catalina Serrano !
    Louise Smith
    05/06/2016 #22 Louise Smith
    Thank you for sharing my Buzz in English and LI @Franci Eugenia Hoffman !
    Louise Smith
    05/06/2016 #21 Louise Smith
    #19 Yes @Ali Anani. I taught high school students for 20 years before I became a psychologist. The spectrum of humanity walked through my door everyday. You are right it is a huge challenge for people to cooperate.
    Louise Smith
    05/06/2016 #20 Louise Smith
    #18 Thank you @Franci Eugenia Hoffman. I think camaraderie sums it up for me !
    Ali Anani
    04/06/2016 #19 Ali Anani
    Interesting @Louise Smith, but the real challenge is make human bees swarm together.
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    04/06/2016 #18 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    We beBee bees, we love you Louise. We come from afar, not to be a star. But to be a bee and enjoy the camaraderie. Sharing.
    Louise Smith
    04/06/2016 #17 Louise Smith
    #5 Thank you for sharing my Buzz in Writers & Publishers on beBee and Bee's Best Works @Federico Álvarez San Martín !
    Louise Smith
    04/06/2016 #16 Louise Smith
    #8 Thank you for sharing my Buzz in Bee Inspired @Dean Owen !
    Louise Smith
    04/06/2016 #15 Louise Smith
    Thank you LI @LI UNfluenza !
    Louise Smith
    04/06/2016 #14 Louise Smith
    Thank you @Marcos Vinicius Fernandes Ferreira !
    Louise Smith
    04/06/2016 #13 Louise Smith
    Thank you @Ali Anani !
  16. Maja Vujovic

    Maja Vujovic

    June has started! Time to boast about your own very best buzz from May. Just splash it here. If you can't do that, share your link in a comment and someone will give it a new spin. Please also say why you chose it above all the rest. Tnx! (Calendar image: Veronica Valenzuela from Spain) Maja Vujovic
  17. Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    My favorite buzz that I wrote for the month of May.
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    The Waggle - Dedicated to Ali Anani
    www.bebee.com Hey! It’s a brand new craze Can this be a new phase? C’mon out of your hive And let’s start to jive Come one, come all No matter big or small We...