For this week’s shopping task the Big Brother house has been turned into a busy working beehive.
But whilst their bee themed world looks bright and fun the bee workers will have to work tirelessly to ensure that there is enough honey for their queen.
HOW IT WORKS
Gina has become the queen bee and will reign over this task. She has picked Charlie to become the guard bee. The rest of the housemates become the worker bees.
A series of orders for honey will be placed by Big Brother over the course of the two days. Big Brother will state a target amount of honey jars which must be produced at the end of the shift. However, Big Brother will also state that they will be given treats in exchange for any extra honey jars that are produced. This will be a secret from the worker bees, so it is at the queen and workers’ discretion how hard the workers will work. Big Brother can ask for more honey at any point.
Big Brother might, for example, call the queen bee to ask for an order of 100 jars of honey. However, Big Brother says that if the queen’s workers make 150 jars, the queen and her guards will receive a luxury meal. The workers will not be privy to this call, so the queen must decide whether or not to selfishly request 150 jars for her own treat, or just to stick to the obligatory 100.
Gina is the Queen Bee, being the queen means that she is the head of the hive, and will not partake in the honey assembly line. Instead they will have to be treated like a goddess by the other bees. Her throne will have view onto the production line so that she can see the workers, and they can see her luxurious lifestyle.
Charlie has been chosen by Gina to become a guard, whose job it is to keep the workers in order. The guard, along with the queen tell the workers how many jars they must produce a day. They can also lie to the house to get the workers to work longer for the extra treats.
The worker bees will have to work continuously, taking only strict scheduled breaks and eating basic rations. They will also have to carry out any tasks which involve looking after the queen. The workers will be wearing shock pads which the queen bee will control. The queen can give the workers a shock, if she doesn’t feel that they are working hard enough.
The workers will be separated into teams to do different tasks on the honey production line.
Honey Producing Plant
The worker bee’s work together to produce honey. One worker bee stands on a raised platform filled with sticky honey. They walk in circles pushing a bar that stirs the honey and pushes it out through taps further along the assembly line. Other worked bees are stood next to conveyor belt waiting for jars and honey to come from the taps.
When the first worker bee has done enough turns, honey spurts out from taps. At the same time jars are fed along a conveyor belt. Worker bees need to grab the jars and fill them from the taps.
The speed of the honey and amount of jars can differ, making it easier or harder on the housemates.