- Jan 6, 2009
Weeding is the mark of "civilization". To demarcate a space in which the naturally dominant powers are consistently removed in order to cultivate more rarified, possibly fragile-but-useful strains. Traits start to 'wander' from species to species as the bees cross polinate different forms... There is an overall geneological drift that can be directed through selection of proximate specimens, and no doubt also influenced by the specifics of the bee or wasp species. It would be interesting to raise bees as well as keep a lab-garden. I wonder if some are better cross-polinators than others.