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The next day, Beatrice began working as a pollinator for the first time in her life. She spent the morning gathering pollen from squash and watermelon in the beekeeper's garden. She put pollen in the baskets on her legs and stored nectar in her honey stomach until something in the sky caught her eye.

It looked like fighter jets, a whole swarm of them. As they drew near, Beatrice saw it was her old colony. They flew down to a tree in the beekeeper's backyard. He lifted a cane and gently shook the tree branches until they came down and flew into a hive where Beatrice was waiting for them.

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