Latin Motto

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  1. Pasquale

    Pasquale Active Member

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    My city made a new public garden, which will be mainly run by volunteers, with flowers and shrubs. As a gift to the garden, I offered to put up a Mason bee house in the form of a Roman building. For the front, I need help to find a short Latin motto related to nature, gardening, people, bees, flowers, etc. I like this one but perhaps there are better ones: Bonum Commune Communitatis for the common good of the community. Or Ab ovo usque ad mala from the egg to the apples. Ive just started going through the list of Latin phrases on wikipedia and Im hoping someone might have something suitable in mind.
     
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    togata57 Contributor 10 Years

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    Good for you, Pasquale! All of this endeavor is good: the garden, the bees, your offering to help. AND, speakin' for myself, I am thrilled that you will put a Latin motto on your bee house!

    Here are a few:

    Alterum alterius auxilio eget.
    One thing needs the help of another.

    Crescit eundo.
    It grows as it goes. (Motto of New Mexico.)

    Dulce quod utile.
    What is useful is sweet.

    Labor ipse voluptas.
    Labor is its own reward.

    Naturae vis maxima.
    The greatest force is that of nature.

    Ubi mel, ibi apes.
    Where there is honey, there are bees.

    I have a question, and a request:
    What are Mason bees?---and;
    Could you give us photos of your bee house and/or the garden?
     
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    Togata57
    Thanks for your comments. At the moment I have only the drawing and has yet to be approved by the park boards, I will post the pictures in due time.
    Mason bee or Blue orchard bee (Osmia Lignaria) is a gentile solitary bee native of North America, Well known in the west coast as an efficient pollinator.

    Google: Blue Orchard Mason Bee.
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    What is the security situation of the site? To avoid heartbreak don't install anything that may tempt thieves or vandals.
     
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