"We might not be doing any better," the queen solemnly said, dabbing her tongue with royal jelly. She continued. "But there is reason to hope. A lot of energy is being spent trying to figure out the causes. Everything from cellular phone towers to traveling bee labor is being blamed. I got sick from a poor diet on my last trip cross country to work on farms."
With that, the queen coddled Beatrice and said: "Honeybees are one of the most important insects in the food chain." The queen wanted to show Beatrice how it works. So the two of them caught a ride on a current of wind to an apple orchard bursting with blossoms.