What The Biggest Beyoncé Stans Really Think About Their Queen

"A true member of the hive NEVER loses faith in Beyoncé"

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More devoted than Rihanna’s Navy, Lady Gaga’s Little Monsters, Justin Bieber’s Beliebers (okay, maybe tied with Justin Bieber’s Beliebers) is Beyoncé’s BeyHive.

No fanbase makes headlines as much as they do—usually for not-so-savory moments—nor stans as hard. Their love is fierce; it runs very, very deep, and, sometimes, it comes in the form of commenting a hundred bees under the Instagram photo of someone who had the nerve to disrespect their Queen. They’re ready to pounce, summoned or not.

Eighteen years into her career (and about 13 into her solo venture), Beyoncé has created a fanbase which only grows more devoted with time, and is more of a force than ever. The bigger the star becomes, the more protective her followers get. Now that she's coming off a year where she performed at the Super Bowl, released an hour-long visual album (which was nominated, then snubbed, for four Emmys), and recently completed a world tour, Beyoncé’s at her height as an artist, and, as the Hive will tell you, they're at the height of their fandom.

To find out what that means, exactly, we asked seven worker bees about their unwavering love for Beyoncé. Read what they had to say, ahead.