Taking into consideration feedback from initial question I am uploading version 2. outlined the bee's body in black and changed the stripes to yellow to help with the visual of a bee. I also used gradient so I could incorporate purple into the head and wings. Also utilized some gray gradients. You will see the head and body have a small shadow which I added to give it depth or dimension.
I'm not a graphic design person and did the best I could. I figure if I can get the design nailed down that it will be easier for someone to take the logo over the finished line.
I'd like to ask if anyone knows where I can find a graphic design student looking for a class project.
Let me know if there are any questions, and thank you again for taking time to provide feedback.