Honey Proverbs

Sayings about Honey & Bees

Some will enjoy the honey, others will have to put up with the sting. ~ Kurdish Proverbs

Make yourself all honey and the flies will devour you. ~ English Proverbs

A good bee will not go to a drooping flower. ~ Romanian Proverbs

Vinegar that costs nothing is sweeter than honey. ~ Turkish Proverbs

More flies are caught with honey than with vinegar. ~ French Proverb

One swallow will not make spring, nor one bee honey. ~ Traditional Proverb

The cost is high of the honey that must be licked from thorns. ~ Dutch Proverbs

The human tongue is more poisonous than a bee’s sting. ~ Vietnamese Proverbs

A wife should be as humble as a lamb, busy as a bee, as beautiful as a bird of paradise and faithful as a turtle dove. ~ Russian Proverbs

Three remedies of the physicians of Myddfai: water, honey, and labour. ~ Welsh Proverbs

Honey is bitter for a sore mouth. ~ Basque Proverbs

Flies will easily fly into the honey — their problem is how to get out. ~ Iranian Proverbs

The bee gets honey from the same flower where the snake sucks her poison. ~ Armenian Proverbs

No bees, no honey; no work, no money. ~ Traditional Proverb

The bear knows seven songs and they are all about honey. ~ Turkish Proverb

When the bee comes to your house, let her have beer; you may want to visit the bee’s house some day. ~ Congolese Proverb

Beware of a man’s shadow and a bee’s sting. ~ Burmese Proverb

The first marriage is a plate of honey, the second a glass of wine, and the third is a cup of poison. ~ Serbian Proverb

The mouth is not sweetened by saying “Honey, honey.” So the music, so the people. ~ Turkish Proverb

If all the bees made honey, there would be enough for even gypsies to eat. ~ Greek Proverbs

Honey is one thing, the price is another. ~ Turkish Proverb

He who wants to eat honey should endure the stings. ~ Lebanese Proverb

The tar of my country is better than the honey of others. ~ Moroccan Proverbs

Whoever wants honey must breed bees. ~ Russian Proverb

The wise man who does not put his knowledge into practice is like a bee that gives no honey. ~ Iranian Proverb

Who wouldn’t lick his fingers when they have been dipped in honey? ~ Greek Proverb

Honey in the mouth, bile in the heart. ~ French Proverb

To a starving man bread is sweeter than honey. ~ Lithuanian Proverb

Of wine the middle, of oil the top, and of honey the bottom is best. ~ English Proverb

Mouth from honey, heart of gall. ~ Portuguese Proverbs

Though honey is sweet, don’t lick it off a briar. ~ Irish Proverbs

Honey is never far away from the sting. ~ German Proverbs

The devil sweetens another man’s wife with a spoonful of honey. ~ French Proverb

He who steals honey, licks his fingers. ~ Turkish Proverb

The buzzing of the flies does not turn them into bees. ~ Georgian Proverbs

A good bee never lands on a fallen flower. ~ Chinese Proverb

The queen bee has no sting. ~ Portuguese Proverb

Even honey can taste bitter if it’s used as medicine. ~ Korean Proverbs

Bees that have honey in their mouths have stings in their tails. ~ Scottish proverbs

Where there is no honey, we have to make do with treacle. ~ Sanskrit Proverb

Until you have smoked out the bees, you can’t eat the honey. ~ Russian Proverb

A drop of honey catches more flies than a hogshead of vinegar. ~ Traditional Proverb

When the sea turned into honey, the beggar lost his spoon. ~ Bulgarian Proverb

If your friend is honey, don’t lick him thoroughly. ~ Tunisian Proverb

Quotations about Bees & Honey

Don’t wear perfume in the garden — unless you want to be pollinated by bees. ~ Anne Raver

When you go in search of honey you must expect to be stung by bees.~ Kenneth Kaunda

Books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind. ~ James Russell Lowell

Even bees, the little almsmen of spring bowers, know there is richest juice in poison-flowers.~ John Keats

So our student will flit like a busy bee through the entire garden of literature, light on every blossom, collect a little nectar from each, and carry it to his hive… ~ Desiderius Erasmus

You are my honey, honeysuckle, I am the bee. ~ Albert H. Fitz

The pedigree of honey does not concern the bee, a clover, anytime, to him, is aristocracy. ~ Emily Dickinson

Life is a flower of which love is the honey.~ Victor Hugo

Bees do have a smell, you know, and if they don’t they should, for their feet are dusted with spices from a million flowers. ~ Ray Bradbury

If the bee disappeared off the face of the earth, man would only have four years left to live. ~ Maurice Maeterlinck

It is not how busy you are, but why you are busy — the bee is praised, the mosquito is swatted. ~ Author Unknown

Books are the beehives of thought; laconics, the honey taken from them. ~ James Ellis

Sweet words are like honey, a little may refresh, but too much gluts the stomach.~ Anne Bradstreet

The hum of bees is the voice of the garden. ~ Elizabeth Lawrence

Bees were busy, and their humming brought pleasant hopes of summer. ~ Lady John Manners

When I hear a man preach, I like to see him act as if he were fighting bees. ~ Abraham Lincoln

Aerodynamically the bumble bee shouldn’t be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn’t know it, so it goes on flying anyway. ~ Mary Kay Ash

Handle a book as a bee does a flower, extract its sweetness but do not damage it. ~ John Muir

Every saint has a bee in his halo. ~ Elbert Hubbard

The fly that touches honey cannot use it’s wings; so too the soul that clings to spiritual sweetness ruins it’s freedom and hinders contemplation.~ Ghose Aurobindo

Hope is the only bee that makes honey without flowers.~ Robert Green Ingersoll

I expect some new phases of life this summer, and shall try to get the honey from each moment.~ Lucy Stone

Take time to smell the roses and eventually you’ll inhale a bee. ~ Author Unknown

Stands the Church clock at ten to three? And is there honey still for tea? ~ Rupert Brooke

It takes a bee to get the honey out. ~ Arthur Guiterman

If you want to gather honey, don’t kick over the beehive.~ Dale Carnegie

As busie as a Bee. ~ John Lyly

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