The old adage 'busy as a bee' no longer seems to ring true today, as the honey industry says it faces it's biggest crisis in years.
Insiders claim that a radical new generation of hippy bees are swarming across the country. The pot smoking, rebel bees are refusing to work and lie about all day, getting stoned and listening to folk music.
Honey production has dropped to an all time low and it is feared that the national honey reserves will dry up and people, including the elderly and infirm, will be forced to have lemon curd or jam on their toast.
Beekeeper, Bob Ouch, told us, "These young bees no longer have any respect for their parents. They hang about street corners, smoking pot and generally making a nuisance of themselves."
One young bee, wearing a kaftan and large floppy hat, told us, "It's all gravy, baby. You got to, like, chill out and get a groove on, with the new bee vibe....peace, man."
This new breed of radical bees is causing a major headache to the honey industry and the government has called in a crack team of top scientists and head bee guys to solve the problem.
Beekeeping expert and author of 'World of bees', Professor J Caringbunny, is heading the team and told us, "These new bees are rebelling against their parents old values and traditions and they see the bee work ethic as part of these traditions. We need to open a dialogue with these angry young bees and try to reach an accord. Then we can crush them like the insects they are."