My daughter is always complaining about all the bees she says. She can’t understand why we need bees and thinks that extermination is the only way to handle them. I need to agree about not wanting bees around me. I hate when I see a swarm of bees and get upset when I see them boring holes in my porch. I know some bees may not be helpful, but most bees are. Although she was only three, I had to tell her about the importance of bees. I took her outside and showed her how the bees flit from flower to flower. I told her they were taking the nectar from inside one flower and transferring it to the next flower. This helps the flower make new flowers for the next year. Bees and certain birds do the same thing with our garden. If the bees weren’t there to take the nectar from the fruit tree buds, or the vegetable in our garden, the vegetables and fruits wouldn’t grow. We would soon be out of food for the animals and ourselves, and life wouldn’t exist. When she thought about what I said, she cried. She didn’t understand the bee side of it, but knowing life would end without the pollination process made her sad. She looked at her baby brother and said he may like to have good food someday instead of always using the bottle, and she liked cereal and oatmeal. I smiled and told her that is why we had to take care of the bees and not kill them all.