Beau Lotto deserves a Nobel nomination. The pathway into this research leads us to knowledge not just about bees but about the bee-havior of children who are embodying the true organizing pathways of learning. His passion and belief in the capacity of children to learn free of institutional manipulation and control may constitute the richest honey in the hive of children he created. Play is hardwired into the hearts and minds of the young. The drive to Play is unconditional. Kids are tuned in on the play wavelength. To the large majority of educators this would be viewed as fringe thinking, if not irrelevant--perhaps heretical. To Beau Lotto the scientist, play is to kids as honey is to the bee's productivity of honey, energy in its flight and purposeful attraction to the flower, in its dance--a form of social communication with fellow bees, in the geometrical engineering of the comb. Consider us humans without the bee. We inhabit the wider world of the bee and survive because of the bee?s productive capacity. Consider the isolation of our children in our classrooms, deprived of play, bred on a strict diet of academics. Without Play children cannot learn self-direction, self-navigation, self-regulation. In ignoring Play, we deny children the birthright to emotional and psychological nutrients required by their developing brains, and place the wider world we all inhabit on a path to moral hazard and cultural dysfunction.