Bees are one of the main features of Bee Swarm Simulator. They follow the player around, collect pollen from fields, and defend their beekeeper from mobs. Bees are one of the primary sources for collecting pollen, as they do it automatically and most produce Ability Tokens. Upon returning to the hive, they will convert pollen into honey, the primary currency used in shops to buy items. The hive is also where bees sleep when they run out of energy, or where they rest if their beekeeper dies or resets, doing so for about 15 seconds before returning to work.
As bees gather pollen, fight mobs, and consume treats, the bees' bond with their beekeeper grows, increasing their level after reaching a certain threshold. Higher level bees are capable of collecting and converting more pollen and having more energy to work longer (with the exception of Photon Bee and Exhausted Bee, who both have unlimited energy), and being able to attack higher level mobs.
Bees are hatched from eggs, with the probability of hatching a bee of a certain rarity or type depending on the type of egg (i.e. a gold egg can hatch into an Epic, Legendary, or Mythic). The player can change the type of an already-hatched bee by applying a royal jelly or another egg. Once the 25 default hive slots are completely filled up with bees, the player can expand their hive by buying extra hive slots from the Mountain Top Shop. While hive slots increase in price exponentially, this allows the player to have 25 extra hive slots for a maximum of 50 bees. However, it is possible to exceed the limit of 50 bees using mechanics that allow you to have temporary bees, such as Onett's Lid Art, Honeyday Candles, Gummy Siege, and more.
The eight kinds of eggs are: basic eggs, silver eggs, gold eggs, diamond eggs, star eggs, mythic eggs, specific bee eggs, and event bee eggs along with gifted variants of silver/gold/diamond/mythic eggs.
There are currently 43 bee types that can be discovered and collected, but only 42 can be obtained without purchasing Bear Bee, with Robux, which requires 800 Robux to obtain.
A gifted bee is a type of bee that has improved stats and gives the entire hive or the player a bonus. Some gifted bees have their own gifted abilities, and most Gifted Event bees have enhanced abilities, such as Photon Bee's beamstorm. There is a 1/8,000 chance that feeding a Rare bee its favorite treat will make it gifted, a 1/10,000 chance for Epic bees, a 1/12,000 chance for both Legendary bees and Common bees, and a 1/24,000 chance for Mythic bees. In addition, there is a 1/250 (0.4%) chance of getting a gifted bee by using royal jelly or by hatching it from a basic egg. There is also a guaranteed chance of getting a gifted bee from a star jelly, feeding them a star treat, or hatching one from a star egg. There also was a 1% chance of getting a gifted bee from Gingerbread Bears, obtainable from Beesmas 2020.
- The Mythic bee type is the first and only bee rarity type to be added in an update.
- Carpenter Bee, Commander Bee, and Exhausted Bee are the bees with the most letters with their names, with 9 letters.
- Rad Bee, and Shy Bee have the least letters in their name, with only 3.
- If the player's internet is lagging (slow internet), the bees have a high chance of being slower at fighting mobs, making honey, and collecting pollen.
- If the player moves off the pad in front of their hive while converting honey, the bees will stop converting.
- If the player gets too far from their bees, they will fly to the player, ignoring every flower and Mobs in the way.
- When bees are sleeping in their hive slot, they emit faint "Z" particles for a little while until they wake.
- If the player jumps with over 20 jump power while their bees are making honey, they will stop converting.
- The higher level the player's bees are, the more effective they are at attacking, converting and collecting.
- The average attack of a bee is approximately 3. (In exact terms, it's 3.011628...)
- All event bees have only one disliked field (with the exception of Windy Bee, which dislikes two).
- Before a bee produces a token, it will spin and emit white sparkles. However, if a bee gives off green sparkles, that means the bee is about to collect critical pollen or do critical damage.
- The marshmallow bee is the only "item bee". However, it and Digital Bee are the only existing bees that can not be part of the hive.
- All bees of the legendary rarity or higher have a “special” physical feature (e.g., Lion Bee’s mane, Festive Bee’s “lid”, Tadpole Bee’s size and trail, Gummy Bee's translucent body, etc.). Some Epic bees also have at least one feature (e.g., Commander Bee's helmet).
- Legendary and Mythic are the only rarities of bee that can be used to activate the special pads found around the map; Legendary for the Honeystorm and Special Sprout Summoner, and Mythic for the Mythic Meteor Shower Summoner.
- Not counting Common, the Mythic rarity is the rarity that contains the least amount of bees, with only 4.
- The epic rarity has the most bees (11).
- Exhausted Bee and Photon Bee will still go to their hive and rest when a player dies/resets, despite their unlimited energy.
- The maximum amount of bees the player can have at one time is 150. This can be achieved if the player has 50 Spicy Bees that all simultaneously produced inferno and 2 Fire Bees. During Beesmas 2020, the maximum amount of bees the player can have at one time is 165. From the previous total of 150, 3 Gummy Bees can be summoned from the Gummy Siege, 3 bees from Onett's Lid Art (including a level 20 Bumble Bee and a level 1 Baby Bee), and a maximum of 9 bees from the Honeyday Candles.
- The Mythic rarity is the only rarity of Bee to not have a bee that starts with the letter B.
- All gifted bees have a star on the model.
- Mythic bees are the only rarity to not have a gate representing it.
- Vector Bee is the only bee to look asymmetrical in its gifted form.
- In order, the color of the hive slots according to rarity are:
- Dark Yellow (Common)
- White/Grey (Rare)
- Yellow (Epic)
- Sky Blue (Legendary)
- Purple (Mythic)
- Green (Event)
The bee(s) with the most:
- Base Attack: Lion (8).
- Base Speed: Ninja and Photon (21).
- Base Honey Conversion: Diamond (1000)
- Base Energy: Photon and Exhausted (Unlimited).
- Base Energy Excluding Unlimited: Lion (60).
- Base Pollen Gather: Fuzzy (100).
- Abilities: Fuzzy, Spicy, and Tadpole (4).
The bee(s) with the least:
- Base Attack: Baby (0)
- Base Attack Excluding 0: Tadpole (0.5)
- Base Speed: Baby, Bumble, Exhausted, and Demon (10.5)
- Base Honey Conversion: Fuzzy (40)
- Base Energy: Tadpole (10)
- Base Pollen Gather: Tadpole (10 in 6s)
- Abilities: Ungifted Basic and Brave (0)
|Common & Rare||Basic Bee • Bomber Bee • Brave Bee • Bumble Bee • Cool Bee • Hasty Bee • Looker Bee • Rad Bee • Rascal Bee • Stubborn Bee|
|Epic||Bubble Bee • Bucko Bee • Commander Bee • Demo Bee • Exhausted Bee • Fire Bee • Frosty Bee • Honey Bee • Rage Bee • Riley Bee • Shocked Bee|
|Legendary||Baby Bee • Carpenter Bee • Demon Bee • Diamond Bee • Lion Bee • Music Bee • Ninja Bee • Shy Bee|
|Mythic||Fuzzy Bee • Spicy Bee • Tadpole Bee • Vector Bee|
|Event||Bear Bee • Cobalt Bee • Crimson Bee • Festive Bee • Gummy Bee • Photon Bee • Puppy Bee • Tabby Bee • Vicious Bee • Windy Bee|