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Bee Hive

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A Bee Hive.
The Larva.

A Bee Hive is a mini-biome located in the Underground Jungle. It is made from Hive blocks and contains Honey and typically one Larva. Destroying the Larva summons the Queen Bee boss. Any projectile, tool, weapon, or enemy will destroy the Larva, generally with a single hit, so caution should be taken around Larva when one is not ready to fight the Queen Bee.

Contents[edit | edit source]

Bee Hive
Characters Unique Drops
Queen Bee.png Queen Bee (boss)

From destroying Hive blocks:

Bee.png Bee
From Queen Bee:
Bee Gun.png Bee Gun
Bee Keeper.png Bee Keeper
Honey Comb.png Honey Comb
Nectar.png Nectar
Hive Wand.png Hive Wand
Bee Hat.png Bee Hat
Bee Shirt.png Bee Shirt
Bee Pants.png Bee Pants
Beenade.png Beenade
Queen Bee Trophy.png Queen Bee
Trophy

From Queen Bee (cont.):
Bottled Honey.png Bottled Honey
Queen Bee Mask.png Queen Bee
Mask
Pc only.png Console only.png
Bee Wax.png Bee Wax Pc only.png
Honeyed Goggles.png Honeyed
Goggles
Pc only.png

From terrain:

Hive.png Hive
Hive Wall.png Hive Wall
HoneyLiquid.png Honey

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • If the hive appears to not have Larvae, do not swing your weapons under Honey unless you are ready to fight Queen Bee. The Larvae may spawn under the surface of the Honey, concealing the location of one or more Larvae. Destroying Larvae under honey may result in a surprise attack from Queen Bee. Breaking Hive blocks will result in the spawning of a Bee and Honey.


Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Honey forms pools at the bottom of hives. The honey provides a regeneration buff, but it will greatly slow the player's mobility and make dodging difficult.
  • Honey and Honey Blocks spawn naturally in small amounts in the vicinity of a Bee Hive, which can help in locating one.
  • If the hive is large enough, one may be able to construct an arena out of it by clearing the walls of the hive and adding Wooden Platforms. This is not only useful for the Queen Bee fight, but also for the Plantera fight.


Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • More than one Bee Hive can exist in a world.
  • The size of Bee Hives can influence the number of Larvae. Larger Hives can contain 2 Larvae, and smaller Hives have a low chance of containing no Larvae at all.

History[edit | edit source]

  • 1.2.4: Increased spawn rate.
  • 1.2: Introduced.
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Surface Layers Forest • Desert • Ocean • Snow • Jungle • Mushroom • The Corruption • The Crimson • The Hallow • Space
Underground Layers Underground • Cavern • Underground Snow • Underground Desert • Underground Jungle • Underground Mushroom • Underground Corruption • Underground Crimson • Underground Hallow • The Underworld
Special Biomes Meteorite • Floating Island • Granite Cave • Marble Cave • Spider Nest • Bee Hive • Dungeon • Lihzahrd Temple
Other Living Tree • Enchanted Sword Shrine • Underground Cabin • Chasm • Pyramid • Jungle Shrine • Living Mahogany Tree • Ruined House