Western honey bees are not native to North America, but like so many immigrants, they have proved their worth. They help pollinate many crops, not to mention the wildflowers and the many flowering plants with which we beautify our yards. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, one honey bee colony “can gather about 40 pounds of pollen and 265 pounds of nectar” annually. Here in the south, much of the honey that pollen and nectar converts into ends up on our biscuits. Simple pleasure! Truly our lives flow with milk and honey. Give thanks.