Francesca is single and happy about it. Just turned 49, with a long relationship behind her, she has a rosy future ahead - until the company she works for goes bust and she is suddenly broke; wiped out. She's not a crumbling sort of person but she is forced to change her life, moving to a small city suburb inhabited by a mix of old and new inhabitants. Throwing herself, and her last few savings, into a life-changing course, Francesca spends a week on a farm learning how to keep bees. Against her will, she's hooked by the annual honey competition that is fiercely fought among the locals. The honey queen is the person with the very best jar of honey.