Maui photographer, Siobhan (say sha-von) Halstead is a long time Maui resident, originally from the Silicon Valley. One of her earliest memories is being in the darkroom with her father, watching blank pieces of paper magically develop into photographs. Having grown up surrounded by computers, it is no wonder that they are a career for her today. Formal studies include Commercial Art, Photography and Web Design.

Visit her other sites: www.siobhanhalstead.com and www.siobhanhalsteadphotography.com

What's the deal with bees?
The honeybee is known the world over for its industrious production of honey. It is the symbol of work, creative activity, transformation, team work, busyness, cooperation, obedience, orderliness, and diligence. The honey it produces is a symbol of wisdom, rebirth, and positive changes in spiritual or moral direction and temperament.Bee is the ancient symbol of good fortune, joy and harmony. Bee also teaches us to engage fully in our creative endeavors. The key is to focus with intention and to be single-minded in purpose. Finally, bee shows us that all life is interdependent.
All bees are productive. They remain focused in their activities and do not get distracted from their goal. The bumblebee carries the power of service. They are important pollinators of many plants. As a bee lands upon one flower, collecting its nectar, pollen also attaches itself to the leg fibers. It is then transferred to other flowers, creating a fertilization process. Their movement from one plant to another symbolizes the interconnectedness of all living things. The bumblebee is a messenger that holds the secrets of life and service.


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