I guess I'm on an insect kick; I can't believe it's taken me this long to embrace all the creepy crawlies. The ant from the other day was so icky, I'm still trying to balance it out with cuter bugs; first ladybugs, and now, bees. All you'll need to pipe a whole swarm of bees is stiff consistency royal icing in yellow, black and white, a glue stick, a flower nail, round tips #1, #2, #4, and #10, petal tip #101, parchment paper squares, a black AmeriColor Gourmet Writer, a Styrofoam block to rest the nail in, and a dusting pouch filled with a 50/50 mix of powdered sugar and cornstarch.
…then attach a couple to the bee with dots of icing just behind the head. These would be perfect for decorating any sort of honey cake, garden-themed dessert, cupcakes for a spelling bee, petit fours for a quilting bee, etc.