In the pure clear air of Crete the honey bees are doing well. From ancient times bee keeping is quite popular there. The many aromatic herbs deliver honey full of flavour. With its wonderful smell especially the thyme-honey reminds of sun and summer. We visited a family who cares affectionally for their bees. By looking consequent for the needs of the animals they can follow a natural way of bee-keeping and reduce the use of pharmaceuticals to a minimum.