Is a honey bee a single-celled organism?
I try to operate under the assumption that there is no such thing as a dumb question, so I usually think hard about what a person is trying to ask. I almost wrote this one off until it occurred to me that talk of a honey bee colony being a “superorganism” might be the problem.
Some people describe the honey bee superorganism by comparing individual bees to individual cells. They draw an analogy by saying an individual bee cannot live without the colony just like an individual cell from your body cannot survive without the rest of you. I’m sure that comparison has confused more than one person.
Assuming that is the case, the answer is simply “no.” Like any other insect, a bee is a complex organism with many cells differentiated into various tissue types, each of which do different things. For the best description of the honey bee as a superorganism, see The Buzz about Bees by Jürgen Tautz (2008).