Hives | Twisp, WA | August 2019

Some bee colonies create a buzz you can feel in your bones. It’s a sub-aural phenomenon, more vibration than sound, that pulses from certain types of hive architecture and hidden nests. For me, that buzz isn’t the joyful bzzt-bzzt of bee busy-ness. It’s more of a gut warning to stay alert and be ready to act. I feel that same judder now when I read the daily news — a swarm of troubles in politics, technology, environment, relationships. True, the day’s events produce a different kind of buzz, but they might still deliver a sting.