यथा सोम्य मधु मधुकृतो निस्तिष्ठन्ति नानात्ययानां वृक्षाणांरसान्समवहारमेकतांरसं गमयन्ति ॥ ६.९.१ ॥
yathā somya madhu madhukṛto nistiṣṭhanti nānātyayānāṃ vṛkṣāṇāṃrasānsamavahāramekatāṃrasaṃ gamayanti || 6.9.1 ||
1. O Somya, as bees produce honey by collecting the juice from various trees and mixing them together to make one juice—
Yathā, as; somya, O Somya; madhukṛtaḥ, bees; madhu nistiṣṭhanti, produce honey; nānātyayānām
Śvetaketu was still having a hard time understanding, so his father gave another example: You see bees going around to different places. They collect pollen from many different trees and put it all together to make honey. Can you distinguish which flower a particular drop of honey came from? No, The pollen has become mixed together to make the honey.