Creating a buzz

Orlando Clarke is launching an initiative to help tackle youth crime by teaching troubled 16 to 19-year-olds how to maintain beehives and harvest honey.  'Bees,' Orlando claims, 'give us an awareness of our movements and our physical and emotional strength.'

Sounds a little bit, well you know.  But honey bees only sting when defending their nest and with 40,000 of them possibly out to get you, I would think nature would take swift action if the young people started messing around the hive.  So perhaps the discipline of working with bees might not be a bad thing.  What do you think?

The scheme also has the added benefit of helping the honeybee population which has been in sharp decline over the last few years.