Common Bee

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"The 'Common' Bee is found practically everywhere on the Archipelago. A generally friendly, dependable and well-rounded species, it forms the backbone of our modern apiculture."

The Common Bee is a Tier 1 species found naturally in Beehive Item.png in the Forests.

It is usually the first species that players encounter, as one is given to them in the first Quest, Welcome To APICO.

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Common Bee

Anatomy
Normal SpriteBlessed Sprite

Special Produce

Beepollen Item.png


Microscope Item.pngTraits

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

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

Common Bee Card.png

Lifespan Short, Normal

Productivity Normal

Fertility Fertile

Stability Normal, Stable

Behaviour Diurnal

Climate Temperate


Book2 Item.pngHints

Although the Common Bee is found naturally and already 'discovered' when the player starts the game, there is a hint listed in the game files:

This species is highly numerous and can be identified by their bright yellow hives.

As this species isn't found by cross-breeding, Beenjamin doesn't give any hints for it.

Frame1 Item.pngSpecial Produce

When a Common Bee is used in an Apiary and fills Frames, they can produce Beepollen Item.png when extracted.

Hive1 Item.pngCross-breeding

When Cross-Breeding the Common 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.

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Common Bee.png
Symbol Plus.png
Forest Bee.png

During Daytime
(40% chance)
Symbol Arrow.png

Verdant Bee.png
Common Bee.png
Symbol Plus.png
Verge Bee.png

During Daytime
(38% chance)
Symbol Arrow.png

Vibrant Bee.png
Common Bee.png
Symbol Plus.png
Uncommon Bee.png

While Sleeping
(30% chance)
Symbol Arrow.png

Dream Bee.png

Sign Item.pngTrivia

  • This is the first bee that was drawn for the game
  • The Common Bee "item" sprite is used as the game application icon