Another couple Melliferian face guard concepts.
The left one uses scavanged plastic from something like a soda bottle. pros: better vision, unencumbered antennae making it easier to orient themselves in flight (that’s something bees use their antennae for) cons: plastic can be pierced, the antennae are vulnerable, may not be able to get to human garbage to find and cart home soda bottles if shit’s going down.
The right is a concept for a queen’s face plate - specifically, Blood Gold (which is why one eye has no slits). I don’t know if such a contraption would be necessary, since the queen would have a lot of workers rushing to protect her. Maybe it’s just for show.