Nectar and Free Will is a story about a scientist who focuses her genetic research on identifying and manipulating long forgotten genes which had enabled humans to communicate in spoken words with the animal world in the past. As she succeeds inMoreNectar and Free Will is a story about a scientist who focuses her genetic research on identifying and manipulating long forgotten genes which had enabled humans to communicate in spoken words with the animal world in the past.
As she succeeds in manipulating the FOXP2 language gene enabling her to communicate directly with honey bees she is challenged by a diploid drone bee (usually destroyed immediately by worker bees at the early stages of egg development) to bring about changes in the honeybee colonies by removing the class system and creating a fair society in which worker bees would be released from their “slavery” and the drones would be elevated to full hive citizenship and given the opportunity to choose their mates and form their own family units without having to sacrifice their lives for it.
The scientist accepts the challenge embarking and succeeding in her genetic engineering research on honeybees bringing about what is currently known as the mysterious case of “honey bee collapsing disorder” which has resulted in the bees leaving their hives and not returning, a phenomenon impacting the the agricultural crops production around the world worth billions of dollars. Since late 2006 the serious consequences of the above phenomenon has been closely followed by a mysterious new religious organization (The Guardian Of The True Word Of God), a scientific committee created at the University of Pennsylvania and two geneticists who have been involved in seminal ground breaking genetic engineering research utilizing the honeybees.
Meanwhile there is uproar and chaos in most honey bee colonies as a new breed of drones begin to take over the old colonies, evicting the queens from their hives and establishing a new order of governance. The invading drones call it a Revolution and are spreading it across the globe one colony at a time.