A R18 otome game based on previous drama CDs, although characterization differs for some of the characters. There are two games: one for Menou and one for Kaguya.
Menou's drones are Takanemaru, Ruby and Hakuoh. Kaguya's drones are Sumeragi, Rin and Utsuro.
- Artifact of Death: Sumeragi convinces Rin to get a special eye bead after Rin starts worrying that Kaguya will abandon him for being weak. Naturally, the eye bead (besides having a gruesome activation method) will also either send the user immediately into a coma or kill them in three months tops, causing them to go crazier and crazier all the while.
- Born Into Slavery: Rin was this, because his mother managed to have him when the only one in the hive who should be having kids is the reigning queen.
- Bastard Boyfriend: Sumeragi. While the horrible effects he has on Kaguya are not averted, it's also supposed to be sexy to a certain subset of the audience. Also as Kaguya may go down his route, probably counts doubly.
- Bastard Girlfriend: Kaguya's relationship with Rin and Utsuro either escalates as their route goes on (Rin) or settles down into the fluffiest ending in the game (Utsuro).
- Brother-Sister Incest: It's not focused on, but due to the nature of Bees, Menou, Kaguya, Hakuoh, Ruby and Utsuro are all the Queen's children. Listing the aversions is quicker: Sumeragi isn't really a bee, Rin is more distantly related due to shenanigans, and Takanemaru is from another hive entirely.
- Childhood Friend Romance: Hakuoh for Menou and Rin for Kaguya.
- Domestic Abuser: Sumeragi is this to Kaguya in all routes. Kaguya is this to Rin and Utsuro in their routes to varying degrees, but Utsuro enjoys it.
- Everything's Better With Princesses: Both protagonists are princesses who must fight for the throne, even if they don't want to.
- God_Save_Us_From_the_Queen: The Queen does all sorts of horrible things, from human cannibalism to ordering her defective (and not so defective) children dead to obtaining immortality by cloning herself and trying to steal her clone's body to raping a rival queen for three days to coerce Takanemaru into swearing obedience to her. She does seem to care about Kaguya a little bit, though.
- I Love You Because I Can't Control You: Sumeragi thinks this about Kaguya, because she doesn't break no matter how long or often he abuses/rapes her. He doesn't have any interest in Menou because he thinks she'd break.
- Incest Subtext: Both Menou and Kaguya think the other is beautiful and much much better liked than they are, or talk about giving up so the other can rule. It miiight just be an attempt to sexualize the other gone wrong, but it leaves a lot of people wondering if there's a hidden yuri route (there isn't).
- Involuntary Shapeshifter: Menou in Hakuoh's route gets bee mandibles and bee legs after being consumed by despair and anger, kills her sister and her sister's harem and almost destroys the village before Hakuoh subdues her.
- Morality Kitchen Sink: The bees (and humans) have various degrees of purity or awfulness, which shift depending on which direction.
- Naked First Impression: Rin's owner never had him wear clothes. Kaguya and the viewer meet him again at some debauched aristocrat's party, so it's justified.
- Please Spare Him, My Liege: Takanemaru pulls this to save his captured queen, but the Queen won't listen unless he's actually her liege.
- Rape Is Love: Played with to various degrees in both games.
- Rape Is a Special Kind of Evil: In Ruby's route, our favorite cannibal apologizes for raping Menou and promises to never do it again. Keep in mind this is a guy who tried to eat her sister.
- Shotacon: Rin doesn't exactly look like an adult, though he's Kaguya's childhood friend.
- Slave_Liberation: Kaguya tries type A with Rin, but she goes back to maltreating him in the middle of his route.
- Succession Crisis: The plot of the game. Both Menou and Kaguya could inherit the throne, and the noble bee ladies around them would love to see things get more interesting, see a little blood spilled.
- Teacher-Student Romance: Takanemaru, one of Menou's drones, is also her tutor.
- Too Kinky to Torture: Utsuro tolerates bullying from most people, but it's made really clear that he gets off from Kaguya stepping on his hand, forcing him to go shit on Sumeragi's bed, and various other things. Probably the only thing he wouldn't enjoy is having his bugs hurt.
- Victim Falls For Rapist: Kaguya in Sumeragi's route, Menou in all her routes to various degrees.