It's not all about us, you know.

The native bee hive finally arrived and we eagerly listened as Bob the Bee Man told us how to care for our new residents. As often happens, it took several garden classes for the children to explore this new addition and come up with a range of questions about the bees. The most common question was “when can we eat the honey?” The ensuing conversation meandered like a forest path as we considered why the bees make honey, how hard they have to work to make the honey and the idea of ‘enough’. We discovered that native bees have not been selectively bred by people over time to produce significant volumes of honey. They produce enough honey to feed their family and if there are not enough flowers then perhaps they will go hungry which helped us to realise that not everything in the world is about us.