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Washington is abuzz with news of yet another species of bug flitting about Capitol Hill - the ''honeybees.''

This new member of the genus politicus debatius budgetae consists of conservative Republicans who vow to sweeten the budget pot by collecting more taxes and introducing a flat tax rate to discourage tax cheaters. The ''honeybees'' join a growing menagerie: ''boll weevils'' (conservative Democrats who side with President Reagan's economic policy); ''gypsy moths'' (GOP moderates concerned about cuts on social service programs); and ''yellow jackets'' (conservative Republicans who want deeper budget cuts).

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Says head bee Rep. George Hansen (R) of Idaho, ''I guess everybody has to be an insect around here to function.

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