Well, I don't know about bees but I am seriously thinking about eating the snails in my garden. I love escargot. The common garden snail in California is the eating variety, or so I've been told. It's pretty easy to make a garlic-infused clarified butter. Going to find a recipe for cooking snails right now!
ETA: For anyone who might be interested, I found this Snails from Your Garden to Your Table