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Bee Hive

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BiomeBannerHive.png
For the background object, see Beehive.
A Bee Hive.
The Larva.

A Bee Hive is a mini-biome located in the Underground Jungle. The hive itself is made from Hive blocks; on the interior, it contains pools of Honey and typically one Larva. Destroying the Larva summons the Queen Bee. Any projectile, tool, weapon, or enemy will destroy the Larva with a single hit, so caution should be taken around the Larva if the player is not ready to fight the Queen Bee.

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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 Desktop only.png
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

From Queen Bee (cont.):
Bottled Honey.png Bottled Honey
Queen Bee Mask.png Queen Bee Mask
Bee Wax.png Bee Wax Desktop only.pngConsole only.pngMobile only.png
Honeyed Goggles.png Honeyed Goggles Desktop only.pngConsole only.pngMobile only.png
Hive Pack.png Hive Pack Desktop only.png (in Expert Mode only)

From terrain:

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

Achievement[edit | edit source]

Achievement Wheres My Honey.png Where's My Honey?"Discover a large bee's hive deep in the jungle."
Discover your first Bee Hive. Desktop only.png

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • If the hive appears to not have any visible Larvae, be cautious of using your weapons under Honey as you put yourself at risk of accidentally hitting any hidden Larvae, as the Larvae may spawn under the surface of the Honey. This may result in a surprise attack from the Queen Bee.
  • Very rarely, there may be 2 beehives combined together, making 1 giant beehive. This can also result in 2 larvae in the same beehive.
  • Certain Mobile only.pngMobile version pets are also capable of breaking the larva.
  • Breaking Hive blocks will result in the spawning of a Bee and Honey, and breaking too much at a time could possibly overwhelm the player.
  • Be wary of any water that gets poured onto the honey when the Larva is partly submerged into the honey pool, since water and honey create honey blocks. This will break the Larva, causing an unwanted fight to occur.

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. Being stuck in the honey pool, combined with your ability to unintentionally spawn Queen Bee when hitting the larvae, can leave you susceptible to many hits from Queen Bee.
  • 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.
  • Wearing Chlorophyte Armor in the Underground Jungle may cause an unwanted Queen Bee fight to occur, as the armor's set bonus may accidentally break a Larva somewhere in the distance. While at this point the player may be better equipped with Hardmode gear, provoking Queen Bee this way can catch a player off guard if they are not prepared.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The size of Bee Hives can influence the number of Larvae. Bee Hives usually have 1 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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