Subverted: The bees die while still inside the weapon.
But a few make it out alive.
They are shot with the stinger facing outside the barrel.
Bob loudly announces the horrible devastating power of his bee-gun, then points it at his enemy and presses the trigger dramatically. Dramatic silence, everyone freezes in their tracks... A few seconds pass... and then a few bees fly out lazily out of the barrel and buzz far away in random directions.
Zig Zagged: The bee gun is quite nasty and effective until Bob starts to need a precision weapon. He switches to a more normal weapon... until he adds an underslung "sting this thing!" pheremone projector to the gun...
Averted: Bob may use a costume and equipment with a bee motif, but doesn't actually use bees as weapons.
Enforced: "If Bob the Beemaster doesn't have his Bee Bee Gun in The Movie, then his fans are going to pitch a fit."
Lampshaded: "So, he's using bees as weapons? Bee-autiful, if a little bee-zarre!"
Invoked: A gun that fires mini attack drones is described as firing "tiny robot bees."