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If only they knew what we’ve done to them …


We snatch away honey from their hives and they try to guard it with their lives. We’ve been known to throw rocks at their homes for no good reason, and they’ve been known to sting us with little provocation. Still, we have managed to coexist for millennia. And the bees, besides keeping our honey pots full, have performed indispensable work in nature, allowing flowers, fruits and nuts to pollinate. But recently our relationship with our little yellow friends has soured. For the fourth year in a row, more than a third of colonies failed to survive the winter, and US scientists have found 121 different pesticides in pollen and wax samples. If their tiny bee-brains could comprehend what we’ve done to them, bees would have cause to declare all out war, attacking us like Hitchcock’s birds.

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