Several days in advance make bees. Roll yellow fondant into stubby sausages. Pinch end for stinger. Roll a ball for head. Attach to body. Add black fondant stripes and eyes. Shape white fondant into thin pancakes for wings. Attach to body-if wings wilt, allow them to dry for a day then attach. Bake cake in SS bowl, Allow to cool. Frost with thin layer of buttercream. Roll out yellow fondant. Drape onto frosted hive. Smooth and trim excess.
Roll out small piece of black fondant and cut out triangle for hive entrance. Attach to hive. Use white ropes of fondant to embelllish hive as desired. Add bees, and you're buzzin!