“Ben was right… his sacrifice repelled the beast’s attack and the queen made sure everyone would remember the name of the hero who saved the hive. The eggs he defended, the queen said, were as much his children as they were hers. That generation of bees would all bear his name in his honor – Benson.”

Legacy of the Benson Clan, A History of Bees


Did you know honeybees die shortly after stinging thick skin, such as those on mammals? Their stingers get stuck and it rips out their internal organs when they try to fly away. Did you know only female bees have stingers? I do, but I wanted to make a story about gay bees, ok?

– James