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Happy Valentine's Day!


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 It doesn't matter whom or what you love, so long as you love

To misquote Martin Luther King, " Darkness cannot drive out darkness. Only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate. Only love can do that."


 I didn't know that St.Valentine was also the patron saint of beekeepers. Living in the third century AD he secretly married couples against the orders of the Roman Emperor who preferred his soldiers to remain single. He was subsequently executed for this on the day that bears his name. Read More his life here.

As to the association of honey with love, it was thought to be an aphrodisiac and fed to newly married couples to enhance their fertility - hence the first month of marriage was called the honeymoon. See more about this and other customs related love, bees and St. Valentine here.