Elegy of Colony Collapse

Published on May 3, 2021 at 8:06 PM by Coleman Gariety


Why are flowers so beautiful?

—Because they can’t move on their own and therefore have to trick the bees into spreading their genes for them.

So is the flower handicapped? Or is the bee just naïve?

—The bee is naïve.

Then who is tricking the flower?


What is causing colony collapse disorder?

Isn’t it just autism for bees? i.e., the bee equivalent of what the Japanese call Hikikomori (ひきこもり)?

Wouldn’t then Monsanto be to insects and plants what Apple1 is to men and women?

Is this the end of history?

Or the consummation of genesis?

  1. Perhaps soon we shall have to say—Pfizer?↩︎