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
The Bee's Knees.png The Bee's Knees
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

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
Hive Pack.png Hive Pack (in Expert Mode only) Pc only.png

From terrain:

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

Achievement[edit | edit source]

Achievement Wheres My Honey.png Where's My Honey? is the achievement you earn when you enter your first Bee Hive.

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