What happens when all the bees are gone? The Netflix show, rather dramatically, provided an answer. The show presented a near-future in which Britain had become reliant upon swarms of tiny robotic drones for pollination following a decline in the bee population. The swarms are then “hijacked” by a sociopath who uses them to murder people who spread hate on the internet. That’s one very creative (and incredibly dark) response to species loss. Far-fetched or not, the episode did a great job of pointing out the irreplaceable role of bees in the protection (or in this case destruction) of our livelihoods.

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