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 Social Bee species found naturally in 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.

Apis Communia

Common Bee

Normal SpriteBlessed Sprite

Special Produce


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.

Lifespan Short, Normal

Productivity Normal

Fertility Fertile

Stability Normal, Stable

Behaviour Diurnal

Climate Temperate


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, Dr Beenjamin BhD doesn't give any hints for it.

Special Produce

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


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.

Show cross-breeding recipes

During Daytime
(40% chance)

During Daytime
(38% chance)

While Player Is Sleeping
(30% chance)


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