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
KB Resist 100%
Coins 10 Gold Coin

One of the first 3 items will always drop

Item (Quantity) Rate
Bee Gun.png Bee Gun 33.33% (66% Expert)
Bee Keeper.png Bee Keeper 33.33% (66% Expert)
The Bee's Knees.png The Bee's Knees 33.33% (66% Expert)Pc only.png
Honey Comb.png Honey Comb 33.33% (100% Expert)
Nectar.png Nectar 5%Console only.png 6.7%Pc only.png (12.9% Expert)
Honeyed Goggles.png Honeyed Goggles 5%Pc only.png (9.75% Expert)
Hive Wand.png Hive Wand 33.33% (100% Expert)
Bee Hat.png Bee Hat 11.11% (33% Expert)
Bee Shirt.png Bee Shirt 11.11% (33% Expert)
Bee Pants.png Bee Pants 11.11% (33% Expert)
Beenade.png Beenade (10-29 (20-58 Expert)) 75% (100% Expert)
Queen Bee Trophy.png Queen Bee Trophy 10%
Bottled Honey.png Bottled Honey (5-15) 100%
Treasure Bag (Queen Bee).png Treasure Bag (Queen Bee) 100% in Expert Mode
Queen Bee Mask.png Queen Bee Mask 14.29%Pc only.pngConsole only.png
Bee Wax.png Bee Wax (16-26 (44-66 expert)) 100%Pc only.png
Internal NPC ID: 222

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.

Behavior[edit | edit source]

The Queen Bee has three distinct attack patterns:

  • She will level herself horizontally with the player and fly back and forth three times in an attempt to ram the player.
  • She will spawn 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.
  • In Expert Mode, the lower her health is, the faster she'll do these attack patterns. This is most notable with her first attack, where she charges super quickly at ~1/10 HP

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Exactly one, and only one, of the Bee Keeper, Bee Gun, or Honey Comb will always drop upon defeating the Queen Bee. The Hive Wand has a separate 1/3 (33%) chance to drop in addition to one of those three items.
  • 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.
  • The larva can be broken by any damaging weapon, similar to a Pot, so many actions such as the Orichalcum armor's set bonus or a Star Cloak can break the Larva, causing the Queen Bee to be unintentionally spawned.
  • Queen Bee will sometimes not despawn when all players are dead, and will pursue a player back to their spawn point.
  • Once the Queen Bee is defeated, the Witch Doctor will spawn if there is an available house.

Tips[edit | edit source]

For more elaborate strategies on defeating Queen Bee, including Weapon and Arena recommendations, see Guide:Queen Bee strategies.

  • The Honey naturally found in Bee Hives can be used to craft Bottled Honey or provide passive health regeneration mid-fight, but be careful to avoid being knocked into it.
  • The bees do little damage, but can easily become an annoyance as they can push the player around. In the case that you don't have a Cobalt Shield or Obsidian Shield yet to avoid knockback, any Grappling Hooks can be used to anchor yourself to blocks.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The theme music is the same as the music on consoles and mobile when fighting the Eye of Cthulhu or Ocram.
  • As of 1.2.4, the Queen Bee has the most unique drops of any boss in the game, with 14.
  • In Expert Mode all of the queen bee's drops are contained in the Treasure Bag.

History[edit | edit source]

Characters: Blue Slime.png Pre-Hardmode Enemies • Pixie.png Hardmode Enemies • Goblin Warrior.png Event Enemies • Skeletron Head.png Bosses
Bunny.png Critters • Guide.png Friendly NPCs • Baby Dinosaur.png Familiars