"In most land-based bees rain, and even mist, can impede their ability to fly. Not so the 'Misty' bee, which has developed water-repellent bristles, allowing them to fly unimpeded by moisture."
These are the different Traits that the Misty Bee can spawn with.
When a trait has multiple values one is picked randomly when the bee is created.
Productivity Slow, Normal
Fertility Unlucky, Fertile
The Apiarist's Almanac gives the following hint:
This species can only be found when it's raining, a quirk of nature likely due to its Paene and Silva ancestry.
When asking Dr Beenjamin BhD for a hint he says the following:
Verge and Forest bees can be cross-bred into a new species, but only if it's raining. Anyone knows that!
When Cross-Breeding the Misty 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.
- A common "gotcha" with this bee for new players is not understanding that all traits of hybrid queens are inherited based on a mix of both input bees. This means if you crossed a natural Verge and natural Forest, there's only a 50% chance the resulting hybrid queen will be "rain-loving".