"Hidden in exile for generations, a chance discovery has uncovered another claimant to the Throne. Commanding utter fealty from those species around it, it calms even the most grumpiest of species while at work."
The Empress Bee is a Tier 4 Social Bee species found by cross-breeding.
The Empress bee is one of the few bees with a special Area of Effect that is active when the queen is working. Empress Queens act as natural Smokers, making any nearby bees no longer grumpy, regardless of smoking requirements.
These are the different Traits that the Empress Bee can spawn with.
When a trait has multiple values one is picked randomly when the bee is created.
Lifespan Long, Ancient
Productivity Normal, Fast
Fertility Unlucky, Fertile
Stability Stable, Ordered
The Apiarist's Almanac gives the following hint:
A variety of different smoker scents could trigger the genetic memory hidden deep inside Ignis and Regalis bloodlines..
When asking Dr Beenjamin BhD for a hint he says the following:
I do remember the swamp scholar mimbling some nonsense about the importance of smell in the biosphere - perhaps there is some truth to her ramblings. Try putting a hybrid near three or more different smokers and report back.
HOHO! SPOILERS AHEAD MATEY!!
Show cross-breeding solutions
3 Smokers with different scents
When a Empress Bee is used in a Basic Apiary and fills Frames, they can produce when extracted.