You have stated that only the mothers are a form of life.

Logically this would mean that drone bees are not alive, but that the queen be is.  That is a
strange position to take because the queen bees could not reproduce without the worker bees
dragging her from one cell to the next so that she can deposit her eggs.  Would you refer to
a womans reproductive organs as being alive and the rest of her body not?  How about men?  
Surely human males cannot reproduce.  Are men a form of life?

Your position is a hard one to defend.