"How else am I supposed to get pregnant?" asked Queen Bea, monarch of Hive 6, Hillside Farm, Herefordshire.
"It's the only bit of romance I get in my life, before I'm expected to return to my hive and spend the next few years laying thousands of eggs."
Few comments were available from her staff, but worker number B75,328 said "Don't ask me - I never get involved with things like that. That's strictly for the aristocrats; I'm just an ordiary working-class bee and I'm rushed off my feet. Can't stop to chat - got to go - busy busy busy"!