Locusts are the appitimy of the mob, the anti-comunity. Their behavior is representative of destruction, chaos and hedonism. They breed madly, and consume everything in their path, and when the land bears nothing left to consume they move on.
The honey bee is the appitamy of the group effort, the communist ideal. They are representative of creation, order, and the collective good. They coexist with their surroundings, and propagate life around them. They are selfless, and are dedicated towards the survival of the entire colony.
Although honey bees may seem the more virtuous of the two, their really the same… both just trying to survive and following the evolutionary models set out for them to do so. These two models obviously are intended to be applied to humanity, where their meaning becomes more real. The world thrives on both creation and destruction. The community as a whole can be bettered just as much from a selfish individual, as a selfless one. The key is that both are necessary. I dedicate my life towards intention. I wish for everything in my life, good and bad, be directed with will, and choice. An individual who wishes to live their life with intention, I believe must embrace both creation and destruction. Both hedonism, and selflessness. Both order, and chaos. In order to feel fufilled and complete as an individual, I believe one must possess both the mentality the honey bee and the locust.
That was actually interesting as hell to read, not to mention consistent with something intriguing stated by a character on Deadwood, that chaos in the world is caused just as much by the righteous people as by the bad ones.