Level Three. Environment Aware.

Level Three. Environment Aware.

by Michelle Lloyd.

New One didn’t like the sound of it at all and he told his mum he didn’t think he could see any point to bees, all they did was go around buzzing and stinging people.

‘See.’  New One’s mum said to his dad sternly.  ‘Look you’ve gone and given him the wrong impression.  I think you’ll find New One that there are more to bees than meets the eye.’  His mum took him into the kitchen where she sat him down and explained that the much loved bottle, he usually always selected straight away for breakfast to spread on his sandwiches and had in his smoothies was a gift from insects, which were just the same as the little bee that had visited them that morning.

‘A lot of those same bees make honey.’  New One’s mum told him and gave his dad a pointed look.  ‘Actually they do not sting people unless they feel threatened. Amongst insects they are one of the hardest workers, collecting nectar from flowers, busily preparing, storing honey and looking after their queen. In fact, bees are able to contribute to a lot of the things we, as humans rely on and as an insect they have extremely tough, difficult lives in which they are very productive and they just don’t like it when noisy, clumsy dads chase them about.’

New One couldn’t blame them for that dad dislike, as it did sound rather off putting and as he watched his mum prepare his breakfast, all laden with that silky runny honey for him, he realised that he had been a bit too hard on the poor bee. Anything that could do so many good things and make honey couldn’t be that bad.

New One thought about it and came to the idea that it was not such a bad thing not to make quick judgements about things, because if you took the time to learn something new then it could alter your decision about it entirely.