Queen Bee

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Queen Bee
Queen Bee.png
Type Boss
Environment Beehive
AI Type Queen Bee AI
Damage 30
Max Life 3400
Defense 8
Coins 10 Gold Coin

One of the first 3 drops has a 100% chance of dropping

Item (Quantity) Rate
Bee Gun.png Bee Gun 33.33%
Bee Keeper.png Bee Keeper 33.33%
Honey Comb.png Honey Comb 33.33%
Nectar.png Nectar 5%
Hive Wand.png Hive Wand 33.33%
Honeyed Goggles.png Honeyed Goggles 1%Pc only.png
Bee Hat.png Bee Hat 11.11%
Bee Shirt.png Bee Shirt 11.11%
Bee Pants.png Bee Pants 11.11%
Beenade.png Beenade (10-29) 75%
Queen Bee Mask.png Queen Bee Mask 14.29%Pc only.png
Queen Bee Trophy.png Queen Bee Trophy 10%
Bottled Honey.png Bottled Honey (5-15) 100%
Bee Wax.png Bee Wax (16-26) 100%Pc only.png
Pc only.png Console only.png PC/Console-Only Content: This information (or parts of it) applies only to the console and PC version of Terraria.
For strategies on defeating Queen Bee, see Guide:Queen Bee strategies.

The Queen Bee is a Boss summoned by breaking the Larva inside Bee Hives of the Underground Jungle, or using an Abeemination anywhere within the Jungle. She is immune to the Confused debuff.


The Queen Bee has three distinct attack patterns.

  • She will level herself with the player and fly back and forth repeatedly in an attempt to ram the player.
  • She spawns bees while hovering, which attack the player.
  • Similar to Hornets, the Queen Bee will rapidly fire poisonous stingers at the player. During this pattern, she will alternate between hovering above the player, and swooping at them.


  • Despite the drop for the Bee Keeper, Bee Gun, and Honey Comb all being 33.33%, the player can only acquire one per killed Queen Bee, and they will always receive one of the three upon defeating the Queen Bee.
  • Occasionally, a Hive will be large enough to possess 2 Larvae. If a player is using a bouncing weapon such as the Water Bolt, they need to be wary of the second Larva, lest they be set upon by another Queen Bee.
  • A World can possess multiple beehives, and multiple bees.
  • Orichalcum armor's set bonus can break the Larva, causing the Queen Bee to be unintentionally spawned.
  • Sometimes the Star Cloak will destroy the Larva, causing the Queen Bee to be spawned.


  • Multi-hit, piercing magic, such as Water Bolt or Book of Skulls, or piercing ranged attacks, such as Meteor Shot, are very effective against the Queen Bee especially during her second attack pattern.
  • The bees do little damage, but can easily become an annoyance as they can push the player around if a Cobalt Shield or Obsidian Shield isn't equipped. Another annoyance is that they will prevent natural regeneration if they keep attacking. The bees can be killed, and have a chance of dropping a heart or a star. A Crimson Rod can be extremely useful for both destroying the bees and doing a steady trickle of damage to the Queen Bee.
    • In the case that you don't have a Shield yet to avoid knockback, any Grappling Hooks can be used to anchor yourself to blocks. A multi-grapple is superior for this, allowing you to position yourself in midair.
  • Equipping a Bezoar can eliminate the residual effects from the poisonous stingers.
  • Using an item that deals damage when you take hits, such as a Thorns Potion or Honey Comb that drops from the Queen herself, along with high defense, can make the boss easy to kill.
  • Because the Abeemination can be crafted by hand, and uses items in great abundance; it is possible to quickly repeatedly summon and kill her. Honey Combs are worth 2 gold each, Bee Guns are worth 3 gold, and she drops 10 gold on death. Setting up a Safe and Piggy Bank in your arena will let you collect more of these items.



Bug.png Bug : Sometimes the Queen Bee follows the player back to the surface when they die. (Tested on PC & Xbox version)
Bug.png Bug : Sometimes the Queen Bee can spawn as soon as you start a brand new world because the Larva spawns inside a wall and is instantly destroyed.
Bug.png Bug : Sometimes when the message for The Destroyer (You feel vibrations from deep below) appears, Queen Bee will spawn instead of The Destroyer.
Bug.png Bug : Sometimes two Queen Bees can spawn at the same time.(PC and Xbox maybe ps3)
Bug.png Bug : There is a chance she will leave before being defeated, and will despawn (Happened again on PC).
Bug.png Bug : Sometimes when The Destroyer is summoned at the Jungle the Queen Bee will spawn instead.
Bug.png Bug : Console only.pngSometimes Queen Bee will spawn randomly while it's raining
Bug.png Bug : Console only.pngSometimes when defeated, the Boss 4 theme will still play, even when it's dead. The theme will stop randomly. The music will restart ~20 seconds after dying. (Logging out fixed this)
Bug.png Bug : Console only.pngVery rarely, when you destroy a Crimson Heart, you can summon two queen bees.(Tested on PS3)
Bug.png Bug : Very rarely, when you use a worm food instead of eater of worlds spawning Queen bee will spawn.
Bug.png Bug : Rarely the Queen Bee gan become stuck in the walls of the hive and will keep repeating her bee summoning phase till defeated. (only tested on xbox 360)


  • 1.2.4: New drops added.
  • 1.2.3: Fixed exploit where queen bee could get stuck in tiles and not move.
  • 1.2: Introduced.
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