It is well known that when a bee stings, it releases its stinger into its victim, an act of suicide and sacrifice in which the hive and the queen bee are nobly defended. What is less widely known is that in that ancient sacrifice, powerful magicks are unleashed in which the bee imparts into the stingee not only poisons but also a bit of the essence of the fallen bee itself; the victim inherits some the nature of its assailant, a sort of primitive curse. It is because of this that you are so busy all the time. Also, it is why you taste like honey (there are upsides to even the most ancient of insect curses).
My theory is, that near the beginning, when Adam and Eve raided the Tree of Knowledge for its forbidden fruit, they were actually taking honey from a beehive (there's no specific mention in ancient texts of apples or pears or kumquats or anything - that old tree could have very well housed a honey hole) and were stung repeatedly, dooming mankind to generations of toil, at least eight hours a day, which is certainly unreasonable in light of how short life can be, even by Biblical standards.