How do we evolve beyond exploitation to reciprocity?

Jenny Cullinan is one of the first researchers to study honeybees as a wild animal. In this roundtable discussion, we explore the revolutionary insights of her work in South Africa over the last decade and how wild honeybees reveal our own species’ complicated relationship with power.
How is it that we as humans have utilized and exploited bees for our own purposes for so long without ever asking or observing their needs in their own natural wild habitats? And how could inquiry into bees’ evolution over millions of years show us our culture’s blindspots that keep us from being truly reciprocal with nature and part of its cooperative patterns?
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