Luminous Bee

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"Sailors say to see candles beneath the waves is a portent of doom. Don't follow the lights of the Luminous Bee, or you'll go down and light little candles of your own."

The Luminous Bee is a Tier 4 Social Bee species is an Underwater species found by cross-breeding.

It is one of the two species found by cross-breeding underwater.

Aqis fulgens

Luminous Bee

Normal SpriteBlessed Sprite

Special Produce


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

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

Lifespan Rapid,Short

Productivity Slow,Normal

Fertility Unlucky,Fertile

Stability Erratic, Unstable

Behaviour Diurnal

Climate Temperate


The Apiarist's Almanac gives the following hint:
To glimpse this species, shine a light on the bees that dance and sing in the deep water..

When asking Dr Beenjamin BhD for a hint he says the following:
Light from the surface hardly ever reaches the seafloor, I recommend you bring your own. I imagine the Director can help you with that.

Show cross-breeding solutions

Near A Light Source
(24% chance)

Special Produce

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


  • Underwater bees use the latin "Aqis" instead of "Apis", which is a pun on the latin word for water, "Aqua"
  • When looking for light sources, the game looks at underwater lanterns and Saltwave flowers