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Page: Items.Bees - Last Modified : Fri, 31 Aug 12

Bees occur in many different shapes and sizes. However only the most common species (Forest, Meadows, Modest, Tropical and Wintry) can be found in natural beehives throughout the world. If you break these dwellings with a scoop you may catch a princess bee and at least one drone for your trouble. Shelter these bees in your own apiaries to entice them to supply you with honey combs. Whenever a queen dies in one of your apiaries, it will leave behind one princess and a few drones. Breed those to get a new queen. It's encouraged to interbreed different bee species, since interbreeding may yield new and higher evolved species that yield more honeycombs and later even more specialised products. Use an Apiarist's Pipe to manage your beekeeping operation.

Types

Bees occur in three different types: Queens, Princesses and Drones. Only queens are productive in an apiary. Princesses are the precursor to queens and need to mate with a drone to become a queen.

Breeding

All Bee Species Discovered!

“Was it worth it? My OCD says yes!” says proud apiarist Krapht after a
week-long marathon that had him breed all known apini in Minecraftia.
Sources are pretty certain the native Swede is the first to rear the
full rainbow of bees after several swarms of the dreaded Forest and
Meadows flights escaped from a secret genetic laboratory. Scientists
there are baffled. Head engineer Sengir to the press: “We are astounded
at the speed of Krapht’s breeding program and congratulate him on his
phenomenal success.” As for future plans, a beaming Krapht points to
something he calls “hardcore mode”. This reporter will certainly stay
tuned.

Interbreeding different bee species is strongly encouraged. Combining different species may cause other, previously unknown species to appear.

Hardcore Breeding Mode

If you think breeding is too easy or fast, set

   # set to true to lengthen lifespan of bee queens and make bee breeding more difficult
   difficulty.beebreeding.hardcore=false

to true in the config. Bee queens will live five times longer and the number and quality of drones will be reduced significantly.

Resources

Bees will usually produce honeycombs which can be centrifugated to gain a variety of different products depending on the type of comb the bee produced. Most honeycombs will give you a good amount of honey drops and beeswax. Some may also yield honeydew, refractory wax, different kinds of propolis and other products.

Species

Forest | Meadows | Common | Cultivated | Noble | Majestic | Imperial | Diligent | Unweary | Industrious | Stedfast | Valiant | Heroic | Sinister | Fiendish | Demonic | Modest | Frugal | Austere | Wintry | Tropical | Ender

Common branch

Forest Bees
Produce:Honey Combs
Temperature:Normal
Humidity:Normal
Heredity:Dominant

Meadows Bees
Produce:Honey Combs
Temperature:Normal
Humidity:Normal
Heredity:Dominant

Common Bees
Produce:Honey Combs
Temperature:Normal
Humidity:Normal
Heredity:Dominant

Cultivated Bees
Produce:Honey Combs
Temperature:Normal
Humidity:Normal
Heredity:Dominant

Noble branch

Noble Bees
Produce:Dripping Comb, Honey Combs
Temperature:Normal
Humidity:Normal
Heredity:Recessive

Majestic Bees
Produce:Dripping Comb
Temperature:Normal
Humidity:Normal
Heredity:Dominant

Imperial Bees
Produce:Dripping Comb, Royal Jelly
Temperature:Normal
Humidity:Normal
Heredity:Recessive

Industrious branch

Diligent Bees
Produce:Stringy Comb, Honey Combs
Temperature:Normal
Humidity:Normal
Heredity:Recessive

Unweary Bees
Produce:Stringy Comb
Temperature:Normal
Humidity:Normal
Heredity:Dominant

Industrious Bees
Produce:Stringy Comb, Pollen
Temperature:Normal
Humidity:Normal
Heredity:Recessive

Heroic branch

Stedfast Bees
Produce:???
Temperature:Normal
Humidity:Normal
Heredity:Recessive

Valiant Bees
Produce:
Temperature:Normal
Humidity:Normal
Heredity:Dominant

Heroic Bees
Produce:???
Temperature:Normal
Humidity:Normal
Heredity:Recessive

Infernal branch

Sinister Bees
Produce:Simmering Comb
Temperature:Hellish
Humidity:Arid
Heredity:Recessive

Fiendish Bees
Produce:Simmering Comb, Ash
Temperature:Hellish
Humidity:Arid
Heredity:Dominant

Demonic Bees
Produce:Simmering Comb, Glowstone Dust
Temperature:Hellish
Humidity:Arid
Heredity:Recessive

Austere Branch

Modest Bees
Produce:Parched Comb
Temperature:Hot
Humidity:Arid
Heredity:Recessive

Frugal Bees
Produce:Parched Comb
Temperature:Hot
Humidity:Arid
Heredity:Dominant

Austere Bees
Produce:Parched Comb, Powdery Comb
Temperature:Hot
Humidity:Arid
Heredity:Recessive

Frozen Branch

Wintry Bees
Produce:Frozen Comb
Temperature:Icy
Humidity:Normal
Heredity:Recessive

Tropical Branch

Tropical Bees
Produce:Silky Comb
Temperature:Hot
Humidity:Damp
Heredity:Recessive

Ender Branch

Ender Bees
Produce:Mysterious Comb
Temperature:Cold
Humidity:Normal
Heredity:Recessive

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