Hive Mentality

This box contains 8-12,000 individual bees whose every move is determined by what’s best for the hive. By the end of the summer they will have multiplied to upwards of 60,000, each with the same purpose.

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Any time I insert myself into their activity I make that my purpose as well. Not honey, not what I have to do later that day or what I was doing ten minutes ago. I move slowly and breathe carefully, looking at both the big picture and the smallest detail. And for those few minutes I understand. Focusing on what’s best for the hive can be what’s best for the individual.

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