Bees are the main feature 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 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 after they run out of energy or rest if their beekeeper dies, doing so for about 15 seconds before returning to work.
As bees gather pollen, fight mobs, and consume treats, their 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 bees that have unlimited energy, such as Photon Bee and Exhausted Bee) and being able to attack higher level mobs.
Bees hatch 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 to 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 is completely filled up with bees, the player can expand their hive by buying extra hive slots. While hive slots increase in price exponentially, this allows the player to have 25 extra hive slots for a maximum of 50 bees.
There are currently 43 total bee types that can be discovered and collected, but only 42 can be obtained without purchasing Bear Bee using Robux.
A gifted bee is a type of bee that has improved stats and gives the whole hive a bonus. 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 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.
- The Mythic bee type is the first and only bee rarity type to be added in an update.
- 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 mob 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 20 or more 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, collecting and converting.
- The average attack of a bee is approximately 3. (In exact terms, it's 2.940476...)
- 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" and is the only bee that cannot be part of the hive.
- All bees of 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.
- It is possible to temporarily have more than 50 bees due to Spicy Bee's Inferno Ability, which spawns 2 fire bees temporarily.
- 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.
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).
|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|