Event Bees are bees that can only be obtained by purchasing/acquiring their specific eggs. They are generally very expensive, costing either robux, tickets, or are time-consuming to acquire, requiring completion of a long series of quests or collection of items. Some are even limited-edition, meaning they are only available for a short period of time. They have unique abilities that are not seen in any other type of bee and appear with a green background on the hive slot they are in. There are currently a total of 10 Event bees, composed of 6 colorless, 2 red, and 2 blue Event bees.
When hatching an Event bee egg, the egg turns into a special royal jelly that will always transform a bee into that specific Event bee. Since a hive can only contain one of any given Event bee, the special royal jelly only exists for the purpose of recovering the Event bee if the player transformed it (by accident or on purpose).
There is a strategy that takes advantage of the special Event bee jelly to essentially switch the bond of two bees around. For example, if the player had a level 1 Cobalt Bee and a level 7 bee, such as a Hasty Bee, the player could use a royal jelly on the Cobalt Bee. This would make the special royal jelly available. If they use the special jelly on the Hasty Bee, the player would now have a level 7 Cobalt Bee and a random level 1 bee.
All Event bees can become gifted, though none have a favorite treat. Giving an Event bee a Star Treat has a 100% chance to turn the bee gifted, and a Gingerbread Bear has a 1% chance of turning the bee gifted. Those currently are the only ways to get a gifted Event bee (with the exception of the first edition Bear Bee, which is automatically gifted), mentioned by quest-giving Onett past the 30 Bee Gate, as well as Panda Bear towards the end of his questline. Note that once an Event bee becomes gifted, its Event bee royal jelly becomes basically useless, since using a royal jelly on a gifted bee will make it lose its gifted status.
|Bear Bee||A friendly bee who transforms you into different bears!|
|Cobalt Bee||A superhero and defender of all things Blue! Together with Crimson Bee it works to unite bees of all colors.|
|Crimson Bee||A superhero and defender of all things Red! Together with Cobalt Bee it works to unite bees of all colors.|
|Festive Bee||A jolly bee who loves giving gifts! It's purely motivated by the joy of others.|
|Gummy Bee||A squishy bee who's sweet as sugar. Covers flowers in goo to grant you bonus honey!|
|Photon Bee||An entity made of pure light temporarily taking on the form of a bee.|
|Puppy Bee||A playful bee who only cares about two things, its tennis ball and you!|
|Tabby Bee||This affectionate bee was raised by cats. It becomes a better worker as it warms up to you.|
|Vicious Bee||This cold-blooded bee takes great pleasure in inflicting pain.|
|Windy Bee||An ethereal bee as powerful and unpredictable as the weather.|
The following audio plays when an Event bee notification pops up:
- This and the common rarity are the only bee rarities that cannot be obtained through normal royal jellies.
- Bear Bee, Gummy Bee, Vicious Bee, and Windy Bee are the only event bees that aren't obtained by tickets.
- Prior to the 04/05/19 update, Gummy Bee was obtainable by tickets.
- The audio that plays when an Event bee notification pops up is the same audio when a Legendary bee notification pops up.
- Bear Bee and Gummy Bee are the only Event bees that don't have an ability that directly collects pollen.
- Bear Bee is the only Event bee to have only one ability outside of inspire.
- Every Event Bee has 1-3 Ability Tokens that is unique to them. Event Bees share this trait with Mythic Bees.