"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.
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.
Productivity Normal, Fast
Fertility Unlucky, Fertile
Stability Unstable, Normal
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!
HOHO! SPOILERS AHEAD MATEY!!
Show cross-breeding solutions
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.