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  • Beenade item sprite
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Knockback1 (Extremely Weak)
Critical chance4%
Use time15 Very Fast
TooltipExplodes into a swarm of bees
RarityRarity level: 0
Sell40*40 Copper Coin.png
Projectile created
  • Beenade
A beenade being used. Note the 4 groups of bees.

Beenades are consumable throwing weapons that can be dropped by the Queen Bee boss or crafted on the Desktop version Desktop version, Console version Console version, and Mobile version Mobile version using Grenades and Bee Wax. They act similarly to the regular Grenade, though do not cause friendly-fire damage. Upon exploding, 15-25 bees are released that home in on enemies. Each bee can attack or ricochet a total of 3 times. Each bee hit inflicts the total Beenade damage.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Recipe[edit | edit source]

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
(Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version)
Iron AnvilIron Anvil
Lead AnvilLead Anvil
total: 1 row(s)

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The bees are the same as those fired from the Bee Gun, so Beenades count as magic damage and trigger the Spectre armor's set bonus. (Note that the bees coming out of the grenade doesn't take effect on magic damage bonus.)
  • Unlike some other bee-spawning items, the Hive Pack does not provide additional chances to spawn more bees for the Beenade.
  • Beenades that explode in water and lava will not spawn bees. Bees instantly despawn on contact with either. Bees do spawn in honey, though they move slower until they exit.
  • Bees spawned from Beenades act as entities, and therefore there can only be 400 in a world at any given time (likely less if there are other objects/coins floating around somewhere). Since each Beenade spawns 15-25 bees upon exploding, it would take 20 Beenades to completely exhaust the DPS output limit of Bees, given that no other Bee-spawning items are used, and given that there are no other entities in the world ((400-[number of loose entities])/20=20).
  • Bees spawned from Beenades do not home in on players in PvP.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Beenades are perhaps best used in large, open spaces. While the lack of friendly-fire damage allows them to be used safely in enclosed spaces, the real damage is caused by the bee swarm. Tight spaces have a higher chance of having bees bouncing off surfaces, thereby reducing potential damage.
  • Beenades are exceptionally effective against certain bosses. Against the Wall of Flesh, they swarm the Hungries, taking them out very quickly. 50-100 can kill the Wall of Flesh in normal mode. 100-150 can kill the Wall of Flesh in expert mode.
  • If there are a high number of loose entities in your world (objects/coins/blocks), be aware that spawning many Bees can likely cause the oldest entities to despawn, causing the oldest objects to be lost forever. It may therefore be wise to collect all loose, valuable items before you intend to spam Bee-spawning items.
  • Equipping the Hive Pack will cause around half of the spawned bees to deal about ~8% more damage and a small amount of knockback, in addition to flying noticeably faster.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • 'Beenade' is a portmanteau of 'bee' and 'grenade'.

History[edit | edit source]

  • Console 1.0.750.0: (PS4)
    • Can now be crafted.
    • Weapon type changed from Ranged to Throwing.