Well I think all of the above. Actually when we relate them, they are all connected to each other. Let us put it this way,
"There is no Bee without the Honey"
"There is no Honey without the Nectar"
"There is no Nectar without the Flower"
Isn't it beautiful, the cycle of the nature? They are all related to each other harmonically. But the main character in this cycle is still the Bee or Honey Bee. Have you ever imagine what is it like the life of the bee? Let me tell you what I know about this little creature.
These little things live in a place call the ‘Hive’. They live in huge community that consists of not only one hundreds or one thousands but a few hundred thousand of them. In this colony there is only one queen, a few princesses, nurse bees, eggs, and worker bees. Majority of the bees in one hive are the worker bees. You must be wondering why there are so many princesses but only one queen. Erm ,that is the unique thing about this 'apinae'. There can only be one queen in a single hive. In this bee community only the strongest or the fastest can become the queen.
The other princesses will be killed by the one princess that successfully becomes the queen. Cruel? Yes, but that is how it works. Although the queen is the leader in this colony, she does not give any orders to the other bees. It as if the other bees already knew what they have to do. The worker bees collect nectar for honey, the nurse bees taking care of the eggs, and the princesses will take care of the queen. The most amazing thing about these bees is that their loyalty. They will sacrifice everything including their live as long as the queen lives on. This is because only the queen can lay eggs and produce the future colony.
A unique and mysterious thing that you can see regarding these bees is their hive. If you cut the hive into two, you can see the inside structure of the hive consist of a combination of small hexagon shape holes. These shapes are almost symmetrical and the same size as if they were built by a professional architect.
How they do it is a mystery isn't it? Well you can solve the mystery by doing some research on the bees yourself. That is all that I can tell you. The knowledge I shared I got it from a book. This book tells about the beginning of the bee colony, how they reproduce, how they collect the nectar and turn it into honey, what is their way of living, and how the unique hexagon shape being built.
The title of the book is "The Life OF The Bee" written by 'Maurice Maeterlinck'
If you are interested in knowing more about the bee, then I recommend to you to read this book.
But to have a better understanding on this book you need to read it carefully because the writer did not wrote it as simple as we watch the documentary. The writer likes to elaborate deeply. The writer wrote it base on the experience gained by studying the bee itself.