Once upon a time before the hive was created, bees were ununited and an easy target because of their ability to produce honey. Several bears controlled a whole swarm of bees who frightened for their lives, had to pay "honey tribute" to be left alone for a few days. Each bee was given a small lot of meadow to process and they were supervised by flies who warned the bears of any deviation - for a small percentage of honey. The story follows Jana, who selflessly helps another bee to collect the necessary quota of honey. Jana makes friends and bees gather around her, working together as a group and producing honey faster than independent bees. Jana is in the center of attention and her successes create jealousy among those who are not part of the group. Learning about bee's productive power, bears raise taxes until even a group of organized bees cannot produce enough honey. Supported by friends, Jana finally unites all bees and for the first time a hive is created and a rebellion rises.