Just As I Thought

Last of the Bee Lords

Every day, there is a single honeybee visiting the lavender plants in my backyard. He pokes around among the flowers, taking his sweet time, and I watch him – her – it as it moves from plant to plant. I feel like it is an endangered species, one of a handful of survivors from a mysterious force that has decimated its brothers and sisters; and I feel privileged to see it in my backyard.

I doubt I will feel this way if the wasps start disappearing.

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