When trying to come up with a name for my business…brand…really just a sweet insta name, it took a lot more than I expected. I knew what I wanted to FEEL but not sure how I wanted to portray it. Warm. Community. Loving. Supported. Some conversations with my favorite word people led me to The Nurtured Bee.
Nurture: means to care for and encourage the growth or development of. I felt like this really went with my passion for teaching, along with my focus on moms/babies/family. It is also a very good word to describe my gardening; I have a serious relationship with those little plants.
Bee: My mom’s name, Melissa, actually means “Bee” in Greek. We’re also best friends. My daughter’s name is also greek- Athena. “The Bee” by Emily Dickinson happens to be one of my favorite poems. I wanted something that nodded to community and inclusion without being overt. Let’s be honest, I’m just a little busy…like I bee.
So there you have it. The inception of the name, The Nurtured Bee.
Emily Dickinson, 1869
Like trains of cars on tracks of plush
I hear the level bee:
A jar across the flowers goes,
Their velvet masonry
Withstands until the sweet assault
Their chivalry consumes,
While he, victorious, tilts away
To vanquish other blooms.
His feet are shod with gauze,
His helmet is of gold;
His breast, a single onyx
With chrysoprase, inlaid.
His labor is a chant,
His idleness a tune;
Oh, for a bee’s experience
Of clovers and of noon!