Presly's experience with Bee, and the magical bond they formed, was unexpected — but it's opened her eyes to the notion that the world may be more filled with feelings than most people realize.
"Now I view all insects in a different light. It’s changed my perception of what insects are like," she said. "I think there’s an awful lot we don’t know."
Though Presly admits she doesn't know what Bee actually felt in her little heart, she suspects there might be something to learn from their time together. So, she contacted Lars Chittka, professor of sensory and behavioral ecology at Queen Mary University of London, with her account.
And in an article on the topic, Chittka acknowledges that Bee's example could change our understanding of creatures like her as a whole:
"Sometimes it takes an outsider’s careful observations, such as Mrs. Presly’s, to generate fresh views and prompt important questions."