I can't say I know much about bees except that I walk slowly away from them. I'm also allergic to the sting. I know Angeliki knows lots about them and that Ed was raised by them….so he says.
Anyway, a few years ago while going to the university, I did a few weeks of study of bees in my momoprint class. Mostly the prints were small in size which annoyed the heck out of my instructor. Instructors always want you to go BIG. Here are a few of my mono prints. They are made by painting printer's ink or oil paint onto a metal or a Plexiglas plate. Then placing a damp piece of print paper or other rag content paper on top of it and running it through a press. From most of them, I got one good print and a ghost. The ghost print is usually very light but you can draw or paint into it to enhance it making the ghost a mixed media print.
As you will notice, this is my small avatar picture. The size of this is approximately 4in x 6 in. and is printed on watercolor paper. Scanning it in made the texture of the paper really stand out.
Two whirling bees.
The one below is quite small being 2 1/2 inches x 2 1/2 inches and is entitled "Little Bee".
This is the ghost print of Little Bee. I can use watercolor or acrylic paint to enhance this. Also prisma color pencils or pastels could be used.
Oh, and I can't forget a bee in a honeycomb.
If you are interested, there is more information about printmaking in one of my older posts here.