Fortunately, the Mesopotamian bees flourished, and quickly took root, in the empty hives of the dead bees.
Images: Ella Spiralum stares at us again, lifting her eyes from a camera.
Bee-Plague and the Alamogordo HoneyMoon
During the period of Ella's employment, the threatened bee-mite plague has indeed killed all of Hive-Maker's other bees, while the Mesopotamian bees have flourished, a fact which Ella and her new paramour Zoltan Abbassid celebrate by marrying. The two suddenly depart England, leaving Hive-Maker behind, and make their way to a honeymoon among the cowboys of Alamogordo, New Mexico.