Ancient Bee

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"A single hive is known to exist - hidden in the Apicademy campus gardens. A traditional sigil of this august University, it is suspected that many bees have outlived generations of scholars."

The Ancient Bee is a Tier 4 Social Bee species found by cross-breeding.

It is the only species with a naturally occurring 7 Lifespan.

Apis Vetus

Ancient Bee

Normal SpriteBlessed Sprite

Special Produce


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

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

Lifespan Eternal

Productivity Normal, Fast

Fertility Unlucky, Fertile

Stability Unstable, Normal


Climate Temperate


The Apiarist's Almanac gives the following hint:
Formed when a hybrid of Artifex and Diluculum have their lifespan pushed to the absolute maximum..

When asking Dr Beenjamin BhD for a hint he says the following:
Well, if you're so sure they exist, how about you try breeding one of these 'Heralds of the Hivemother' with a Worker bee? Next you'll be telling me you can teleport!

Show cross-breeding solutions

Queen with a Lifespan of 7
(24% chance)

Special Produce

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


  • As players usually do not have access to bees with natural Lifespan stat of 7 before obtaining the Ancient Bee, Traits requirements for Cross-Breeding to obtain this species can be achieved with Goldenrod flower.