That’s me, looking at Chantal’s bees this morning. Chantal’s the smartest person I know about the nature of self-organizing web communities (she’s the founder of Duke City Fix). You can’t exactly manage them. Instead, you provide the seed to get things started and the necessary resources, tweaking here and there, and mostly watch in fascination. She seems to have taken to keeping bees – the quintessential self-organizing community – with the same sort of rapt fascination with which she’s “managed” DCF all these years.