Alternatively to making a bigger plinth just move closer in to it and have it more as the focal point. As i guess the story that is trying to be told is the bees admiration of what will be in the glass. But at the moment your eye doesnt have a real focal point.
Oh one last point (before it sounds like im ripping it to shreds).... Dust. I dont actually know how to make it but in your 'light beam' i would add dust similarly to this :
Spiderbot - Dust image thing.
I hate it when someone else does a project that looks so fun
so many new skills to learn!