The Bee-Man of Orn and Other Fanciful Tales, by Frank R. Stockton

The Bee-Man lives in a small hut in the countryside that has been so covered over by the honeycomb of his friends the bees that it resembles more of a hive. He’s happy there, but is instantly alarmed by the arrival of a young Sorcerer, who informs him that his strange way of living has come about due to the fact that he’s been *transformed*. Transformed from what?