Paul Cornell had some very kind words for “Watch Bees” in his Favourite Fiction of 2011 post:
Again, what becomes of America in the near future, where genetic engineering is available for farmers, but social order not so much. It’s not about the deadly bees that guard property from anyone whose biology they don’t recognise, or the desperate ways to get around that, it’s about how the world got here.
I can only be delighted to find myself mentioned among such company as Neal Stephenson, Carol Emshwiller, Kij Johnson, John Kessel. . . .
“Watch Bees” was in the August, 2011 issue of Asimov’s Science Fiction.