Hermit Bee

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"It is said in ages past, the Hivemother blessed the struggling islanders of the Archipelago with the Bee, heralding in a new era of prosperity and peace. The "Hermit" bee is an exceptionally rare example of these prehistoric bees."

The Hermit Bee is a Tier 3 species found by cross-breeding.

The Hermit's cross-breeding criteria are unique in the fact that it can only be found by having no other active hives nearby.

Apis Eremita

Hermit Bee

Anatomy
Normal SpriteBlessed Sprite

Special Produce

Calidus Item.png


Microscope Item.pngTraits

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

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

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Lifespan Short, Normal

Productivity Slow, Normal

Fertility Infertile, Unlucky

Stability Unstable, Normal

Behaviour Nocturnal

Climate Tropical



This species is grumpy, and will need a Smoker nearby before being able to be worked with.

Book2 Item.pngHints

The Apiarist's Almanac gives the following hint:
A lonely species that can't stand to be near other bees. Only active at night and quite aggressive, thanks to its Caliginosus and Caligo ancestry..

When asking Dr Beenjamin BhD for a hint he says the following:
Hermit bees are a Misty-Murky hybrid that don't like my other bees being near them. They're definitely my favourite species of bee!

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Misty Bee.png
Symbol Plus.png
Murky Bee.png

No nearby bees
(25% chance)
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Hermit Bee.png

Frame1 Item.pngSpecial Produce

When a Hermit Bee is used in a Basic Apiary and fills Frames, they can produce Calidus Item.png when extracted.

Smoker Item.pngSmoker

This species can be calmed with the following flowers:

Beesknees Item.png
Pondshine Item.png
Frosteria Item.png

Hive1 Item.pngCross-breeding

When Cross-Breeding the Hermit 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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Hermit Bee.png
Symbol Plus.png
Domesticated Bee.png

Nearby active hives
(21% chance)
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Prolific Bee.png
Hermit Bee.png
Symbol Plus.png
Twilight Bee.png

Queen with a Stability of 1
(16% chance)
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Chaotic Bee.png