Cross-Pollination

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"Cross-breeding flowers is easy - your bees do all the hard work for you!"

Cross-pollination is another one of the main mechanics of the game, and allows the player to discover new species of Flowers by cross-breeding different flowers together.

Based on the flowers near a hive, Frames filled by the queen of that hive will have a chance to produce seeds of hybrid species.

Hybrid flowers have various special affects that can act as Trait buffs as well as improve produce gained from frames.

Cross-Pollination

Game Mechanics

Screenshot Cross-Pollination.png

Beehive Item.pngHybrid Flowers

All hybrid flowers give a special effect when near beehives:

Flower Hybrid Of Chance Effect
Honeybriar Item.png
Honeyrose Item.png
and
Swarmwort Item.png
45% Increases Productivity by 1
Goldenrod Item.png
Honeyrose Item.png
and
Beekeeper's Delight Item.png
44% Increases Lifespan by 1
Beesknees Item.png
Swarmwort Item.png
and
Beekeeper's Delight Item.png
42% Increases Fertility by 1
Hivanium Item.png
Honeybriar Item.png
and
Pondshine Item.png
35% Keeps non-diurnal bees up for 2 more hours after night-time ends
Combristle Item.png
Goldenrod Item.png
and
Hivesbane Item.png
36% Reduces Lifespan by 1
Beewell Item.png
Goldenrod Item.png
and
Beesknees Item.png
37% Increases Honey extracted from Frames by 2x

Book3 Item.pngMutation

When a bee from a hive visits a flower while the queen is working, that flower is added to an internal list. As frames are filled in the same hive, the frame will store that list of flowers when filled.

When extracting frames, if the flowers necessary for a hybrid are present then a hybrid seed may be produced if the chance above is met. If multiple hybrid seeds can form only one will be picked at random.