hey, i whipped up that bee in a draw program in about 5 min. i'm not exactly emotionally attached to it.
if someone would like to make a better bee, i'm all for it.
however, one suggestion i would make is that favicons (IMO) need to be clean, and obvious. if it's a bee, 99 out of 100 people should look and know it's a bee. and i'm a fan of cartoony over real, but that's just me.
in any case, a good, clean icon that everyone can look at and know what it is would be great.
if nothing else, we can just have a sticky thread someone titled "Why the hell is a favicon a bee anyway?"
if nothing else it would be a great intro into the history of AI for the newbies.