One day, I decided to have a heart-to-heart conversation with a bee. I went out to the apiary, where the hives were simply buzzing with activity. Numerous bees were flying all around, in too much of a hurry to stop and chat.
On some nearby white clover I spotted a few workers. I came up with an idea â€“ putting a drop of honey on the tip of my finger and lifting a bee off a flower might make the bee stop moving long enough to have a decent conversation. It worked!
â€œGood morning, miss,â€ I said as I lifted the bee up to a comfortable eye level. â€œMind if I ask you a few questions?â€
â€œeeee-input(altitudech) optiondetect,â€ the bee said.
â€œCool,â€ I said. First of all, is it really true that bees love to work as much as they do?â€
â€œsubstancedetect(variable=honey) analyze,â€ the bee said as it noticed the honey. â€œoptionanalyze runâ€¦
analyzeend. Optionprobs runâ€¦â€
â€œWow!â€ I exclaimed. â€œItâ€™s so interesting to me that bees have this amazing work ethic. So tell me something else â€“ is the queen really like an actual governor, or is she just basically another worker with a different ability set?â€
health=5, threatdet=0, Qpresnt=0, mode=forage,â€ she explained.
â€œYouâ€™ve got a point,â€ I said, â€œI admit I hadnâ€™t thought about it that way.â€
â€œoptionprobs subsnote: hnytank at capacityâ€ the worker chided. â€œProbsend.â€
I noticed the worker had stopped eating the honey and looked as if she was about to leave. â€œOne last question, pleaseâ€¦â€
â€œobjset fltparameter. Run.â€
â€œDoes it really bother you when we take so much honey, even if we make sure to leave enough for winter? I mean, doesnâ€™t that get old after a while?â€
â€œI understand clearly. Well itâ€™s been very fascinating talking with you, Miss Beeâ€ I said, somewhat sad that this remarkable conversation had to end. â€œIâ€™ll let you get back to work. Donâ€™t worry about the honey â€“ this drink was on me.â€
And with that, the bee flew away.