There are three types of flight A honeybee takes in her lifetime They are: The orientation flight, The scouting flight and The foraging flight.
There are useful analogies between The honeybee flights And the journeys a young person Takes when leaving home For the first time. For each flight Is different, you see.
The orientation flight is designed To learn how to get back home. There is no point in going out Of the nest and lose your way back. So the orientation flight refines Your homing insinct
The foraging flight is a well-worn path Which many other bees have flown. The knowledge is passed on by a ritual Called the "waggle dance". The more vigorous the dance, The greater the source of food.
The riskiest flight is the scouting flight. This is a leap into the unknown There are no maps. No tribal knowledge. No leaders to follow. Just instinct. Many scouting flights do not bear fruit And many scouts die on the wing.
As humans, we all have an innate Pioneering spirit of adventure. A call to explore the unknown. Which would you rather bee? A newbee, a forager or a scout? I know which one I'd rather bee!