'''Basic Trope''': A race of beings that lives in a eusocial society, like bees do.
* '''Straight''': The Beeins live in a community divided into "workers" (young, sterile females who take care of whatever tasks need to be done), "drones" (males who live in a "harem" and whose only purpose is to mate with the queen), and a queen, who oversees the running of the community as well as breeding.
* '''Exaggerated''':
** The Beeins actually have bee-like traits, such as wings and stingers.
** The Beeins are actually a HiveMind.
* '''Downplayed''': ???
* '''Justified''': that's how the Beeins evolved.
* '''Inverted''':
** The Beeins live in a very egalitarian society. There may not even be a formal ruler of any kind!
** The Beeins are ruled by a King, not a Queen.
** The Beeins vote for a president
* '''Subverted''':
** The queen helps out with some tasks, and the drones do indeed have more responsibility than just mating.
** There is more than one female capable of reproduction.
* '''Double Subverted''':
** But the ''primary'' responsiblity of the queen and/or drones is breeding, which takes up most of their time and energy.
** The "virgin queens" or "princesses" fight one another until there's only one left, who must either a) [[KlingonPromotion oust or kill the current queen]], b) leave and start her own community, or c) simply wait until the current queen dies.
* '''Parodied''': ???
* '''Zig Zagged''': ???
* '''Averted''': ???
* '''Enforced''': "What could be more of a CrapsackWorld (or, DependingOnTheWriter, a {{Utopia}}) than one where your entire life is mapped out for you, like a bee's life is?"
* '''Lampshaded''':
* '''Invoked''': The Beeins have a very rigid social structure.
* '''Exploited''': ???
* '''Defied''': The Beeins decide to let everyone have a say, a chance to move up (or down) in society, and a chance to choose any career path, as well as anyone getting to breed.
* '''Discussed''': "Just because we look like giant insects does not mean we live like them. [[Franchise/MassEffect You humans are all racists]]."
* '''Conversed''': ???
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