Abyssal Bee

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"In the lonely, purple twilight of the deep sea, the Abyssal Bee sings to keep itself company - what is a Wellerman, exactly?"

The Abyssal Bee is a Tier 3 Social Bee species found naturally underwater in the Underwater areas.

They are the first underwater species the player usually encounters.

Aqis abyssus

Abyssal Bee

Normal SpriteBlessed Sprite

Special Produce


These are the different Traits that the Abyssal Bee can spawn with.

When a trait has multiple values one is picked randomly when the bee is created.

Lifespan Normal,Long

Productivity Normal,Fast

Fertility Fecund,Prolific

Stability Normal, Stable

Behaviour Nocturnal

Climate Temperate


The Apiarist's Almanac gives the following hint:
Dive, and swim until the sun is a memory, and you will find this species..

When asking Dr Beenjamin BhD for a hint he says the following:
Have you dived down into the depths yet? There are three different underground caverns below these islands, I'd recommend searching all of them

Special Produce

When a Abyssal Bee is used in a Basic Apiary and fills Frames, they can produce when extracted.


When Cross-Breeding the Abyssal Bee with the following other species there is a chance for the offspring to mutate into a new species!

As with all mutations, the offspring of the hybrid queen needs to also be a hybrid, so this can effect the chances listed below.

Show cross-breeding recipes

With lights nearby Underwater
(24% chance)

With no lights nearby Underwater at Night
(20% chance)


  • Underwater bees use the latin "Aqis" instead of "Apis", which is a pun on the latin word for water, "Aqua"
  • There are 3 different underwater caves in the game, Abyssal Bees are only found naturally in one of them
  • Even with all the sludge cleared, Abyssal Bees will still produce Sludge Comb as a source of more sludge for the Percolator