Adam had continued adding to the rooftop garden, including a relatively large potted tree. He sat in its shade as he watched his hive. One of the Nineteen Snakes relaxed in the branches above him.
The bees had taken to regularly visiting the park in Sarahill. Adam was relieved for them to have a safe place to search for pollen, but he encouraged them to examine the rest of the city as well. He hoped to be there for some time, so it would be good for them to know the territory well. They had to know their home turf.