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A distracted worker bee buzzes from bloom to bloom. Brushed with pollen, it rubs its hairy legs, one against the other. Zigzagging through the hot still air, it follows ancient steps coded in its fuzzy abdomen. With twitching antennae, two worker bees greet each other and fly away. This insect life strips life to its core. There is only work to be done, in a distracted kind of way. But it’s okay. No highs and lows, only this pick-up and delivery.

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  1. Have you read the Slought Foundation’s Revolt of the Bees? It has an intro by Anthony Grafton.

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  2. you’ll have to get out a q-tip and do it by hand.

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