Prevost advises Dominicans to be like worker bees

Parliamentary Representative for the Roseau Central Constituency Norris Prevost has encouraged Dominicans to be more industrious.

Prevost, who was speaking at a ceremony to mark the registration of a new bee production cooperative, Pure Blossom Hive Cooperative Society Limited yesterday, asked Dominicans to emulate the assiduous and cooperative nature of bees in their everyday lives as it could transform Dominica into a more productive nation.

“They are industrious workers. It’s a model that we can teach our children; it’s an example. I mean, great poets have written about the bees,” he said.

“Bees rise up early in the morning and they go out to work. They work very hard. They work very diligently. They cooperate as a team.  And you know what, the bees also invest in their hives. First in building their hives, then they go ahead further and invest in production and storage of honey. They don’t consume all their honey.

“One of the most interesting things about bees is that they are not beggars they don’t take things for free. For the pollen that the bees take from the flowers, they offer pollination, fertilization, in exchange so that the flowers can develop into fruits. So the bees are not beggars,” Prevost said.

The parliamentary representative reiterated that Dominicans should seek to imitate the lifestyle of bees in order to improve the country.

“And I believe that if we in Dominica were to take a page from the life of the bees we would become a much more productive, industrious and prosperous nation.,” Prevost said.

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8 Comments

  1. eye opener for true
    July 9, 2010

    Mr. Prevost, you could not have said it better.

  2. July 9, 2010

    The bees are no beggars but work like slave to the queen without promotion then they die.this is what you wanna do to my people.Read your little story at home to your grandchildren and stop making people feel sorry for you sir..

  3. Marian Jno-Finn
    July 9, 2010

    It was really a nice analogy – Bees are also not selfish and they do service their Queen very well.

    They are service above self.

    I will to be a bee.

  4. Prophet2
    July 9, 2010

    And the government is the Queen-bee.

  5. vi massive
    July 9, 2010

    Great message mr.Prevost, to all the give me, give me gangs this one is for u.

  6. Mike the Knife
    July 9, 2010

    I appreciate Mr. Prevost’s analogy. It is apt, and the message is instructive.

  7. texas
    July 9, 2010

    Mr Prevost, let me assure you that there are countlesss Dominicans out there who do that everyday, they get up everyday and work hard they go up to the hills and plant in the rain in the mud in the heat and for some they have the bear minimum especially those that leave in the country side, and then there are those who work in the civil service section who work just as hard as well. The question is how do these people get an apreciation for their had work is another question?

  8. Out of South City
    July 9, 2010

    Mr. Prevost, I enjoyed reading this article. That was like an eye opener to me about the bees.

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