Like us, honeybees represent a pinnacle of animal sociability.
How they submerge individual needs into the colony collective provides a lens through which we can ponder human societies. Bees process information, structure work, communicate, and can provide a model for social collaboration.
The relationship between bees and humans has never been benign. Our very existence, the entire human history of agriculture and its future, depends on this relationship.
Read this book. Argue, if you like. As you ought.