There was a dying apple tree in a man's garden. In the past, the tree fruited every year, so the man would get many apples. But now, the tree got old. There were no more apples for the man. So the ungrateful man decided to cut the tree down.
He walked toward the tree with an axe in his hand. The man needed wood to make a chair. Then he began to wave his axe. Some bees flew out of it and said, "Listen! If you agree not to kill this tree, we will give you delicious honey every day. Would you please leave the tree with us?" The man said, "Of course. The tree has done so much for me. It should stay here." Then, the man left. And the old tree lived there to its last day.