National Geographic : 1943 Dec
No coal, no oil, but they keep warm ALTHOUGH the common honeybee (Apis melli fera) is not physically equipped to with stand cold weather, she is often found in climates where winters are severe. And, unlike some insects whose life span is no longer than a season, a honeybee may live through the winter and into the following spring. This is possible only because of the ingenious co-operative system by which she manages to keep warm, even at low temperatures. The bees ball together in the hive, those in the center generating heat by moving constantly in a sort of dance. At intervals, they change places. Those that have been outside, exposed to the cold, go to the center. By pooling resources in this way, honeybees are able to protect themselves from serious danger which they could not meet singly. Of course instinct causes a honeybee to use this effective group protection. She is merely following out the plan which nature has pre scribed for her and over which she has no control. Now if you'll stop to think it over, man, even more than the honeybee, is threatened by dan- gers which he may find it difficult or impossible to meet alone. A fire or windstorm may damage his property, an accident cause injury to him or his family. Expenses which follow can be extremely heavy. If he had to meet them alone, it might mean financial ruin. Nature has prescribed no solution to these problems for man. But man, using his intellect, has arrived at one. He has worked out a means of combining his resources to protect himself from these hazards. He does it through insurance. With proper insurance protection, you will not need to worry about how you can meet any unusual expenses which may result from an accident. Are you certain that you have such protec tion, adequate for all emergencies? Your local Travelers man will be glad to check this for you. MORAL: Insure in The Travelers. All forms of insurance and surety bonds. The Travelers Insurance Company, The Travelers Indemnity Company, The Travelers Fire Insurance Com pany, Hartford, Connecticut.