'I'm always looking for the Hows and the Whys and the Whats,' said Muskrat, 'That is why I speak as I do. You've heard of Muskrat's Much-in-Little, of course?'
'No,' said the child. 'What is it?'
- The Mouse and his Child. Russell Hoban.

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Monday, 30 January 2012

Dijea's Photo Challenge. #3: Food

A bee can collect the equivalent of about two teaspoons of honey on an average day. Since I read this piece of information, I try not to take it for granted.


  1. Two teaspoons must be the equivalent of 4 to 6 times the volume of the average honey bee which seems to me to be a mighty impressive feat.

  2. Yum...honey is one of those things we should never take for granted :)

  3. btw..I'm reading The Mouse and His Child again..to my youngest daughter. I like it better each time :) RIP Russell Hoban..a wonderful author.

  4. GB. Yes, and much more concentrated than nectar, too.
    The water concentration of nectar is around 80%, whereas honey is down to under 20%.

    Jules. Honey is indeed such a special substance.
    Re. 'The Mouse and His Child' - I agree, it's a wonderful tale that deserves to be much better known.