“Any idiot can balance the books by selling the f**king furniture. Piss away the country’s assets on the Stock market”
1993, a corporate conference room in Wellington. As $23 billion of New Zealand assets are flogged to the highest bidder and labour laws are rewritten, a union team renegotiates their contract with the company after it’s sold offshore. Polite tolerance between the parties turns to name-calling and petty-point scoring across the negotiating table before finally descending into betrayal, threats and illegal acts. Wild Bees is the funny, vicious truth about New Zealand in the 1990’s. Passions boil over, allegiances are forged and broken and the consequences of economic theory are given a human, if not always pretty, face.