In Honor of Melissa

MeĀ“li`ssa A varient of Melissa. A feminine Greek name. Means Honey bee. Comes from Ancient greek Melitta.

In Greek mythology Melissa is the name of one of the nymphs that helped save Zeus from his father, Cronus. She hid him in the hills and fed him milk from Amalthea and honey. When Cronus discovered this, he turned her into a worm. After Zeus came into power, he changed her into a queen bee, not being able to change her from an insect form.

These photos are dedicated to the Bees and all of our local Farmers.

With thanks to Barbara & Jacques Schlumberger, Michael Thiele, Kate Frey, Juan Rodriquez & Michael Presley who made the creation of these images possible and all those involved with the Melissa Garden, a local Honey Bee Sanctuary