stack. Honeycomb is also a symbol of order, conformity and lack of individualism,shown through the structured, patterned nature of honeycomb. The bees alsolook exactly the same, and move in synchronized patterns and this also helps toemphasize the point. The play is cyclic in nature due to the Queen Bee cradling abee egg throughout the play, and when she dies, the egg hatches a new QueenBee. There is always someone to take their place.
The Queen Bee is the head of the beehive. She represents people in power. Sheis a projection, and uses 3D animation to create her character. Her purpose is toinstruct the bees in the hive of what to do. She sits atop a vertically ascendinghoneycomb, to represent her power. She speaks in a very formal, but loving tone,and words her orders in ways to portray them in the best possible light. Even theworst orders sound fabulous when she says them.
The other bees are the other bees in the colony. They all look exactly the same.They represent the general public and soldiers. They are all real, three-dimensional characters. The costumes are bee costumes. They speak in a veryinformal tone compared to the Queen Bee.