It says "let's imagine we were small enough to fit inside a bee hive the first thing we would have to get used to is the darkness"
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I think the hive represents the oasis that the Boatwrights provide for Lily and Rosaleen. Still there is darkness in the oasis. Rosaleen begins to express jealousy that Lily has been spending most of her time with August. Rosaleen warns Lily about delving too deeply into her mother’s past in order to protect herself. Lily puts a piece of paper with her mother’s name on it into May’s wailing wall. That's just my take on this.
How does chapter 5 epigram relate to the chapter in the Secret life of Bees?