- For the small craft sometimes referred to as a Work Bee, please see Cargo management unit.
Doctor Leonard McCoy compared the sting of the neural parasite encountered on Deneva to the sting caused by a bee or a wasp, which also left their stinger in the wound. (TOS: "Operation -- Annihilate!")
When Captain Kirk and Commander Spock were discussing Vulcan mating rituals, Kirk remarked that there was no need to be embarrassed about it and that it would also happen to "the birds and the bees". Spock logically responded that "the birds and the bees are not Vulcans". (TOS: "Amok Time")
The children of the Starnes Exploration Party who were taken aboard the USS Enterprise pretended to be a swarm of bees, repeatedly exclaiming "bizzy" and threatening to sting the adults aboard the Enterprise. (TOS: "And the Children Shall Lead")