A bee hive is a functional society where all members adhere to the same, set rules. One would think achieving this kind of calm complicity, would be a huge accomplishment for any specie. If we ever wanted to, (which I doubt) I think we could learn a lot from bees. I bet the amount of chaos, deception, deliberation, misinterpretation, strife, violence, and smoke and mirrors in their society, is negligible compared to ours. How else could it be when everyone just falls in line without protest…? I wouldn’t go as far as to say that this is because theirs is a matriarchy and ours is not, but it’s a fun idea to play with, all the same. After the couple of mad weeks we’ve just endured, it’s kind of nice to rest one’s eyes on a house in relative order. Even if their formula will never fully translate to us.