Murky Bee

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"This aggressive, territorial species has long infested the swamps of the Archipelago and only the recent invention of smoke alchemy has allowed modern Islanders to traverse these regions safely."

The Murky Bee is a Tier 2 Social Bee species found in in the Swamps.

It is the first bee that you come across with the Grumpy trait, and needs to be smoked with a Smoker before it can be worked with.

Apis Caligo

Murky Bee

Normal SpriteBlessed Sprite

Special Produce


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

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

Lifespan Short, Normal

Productivity Slowest, Slow

Fertility Unlucky, Fertile

Stability Normal

Behaviour Nocturnal

Climate Tropical

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


The Apiarist's Almanac gives the following hint:
This aggresive species is found natively in the swamps, and is only active at night..

When asking Dr Beenjamin BhD for a hint he says the following:
Murky Bees are found natively in the swamps, but you'll need a boat to get there.

Special Produce

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


This species can be calmed with the following flowers:


When Cross-Breeding the Murky 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 Dawn or Dusk
(22% chance)

No nearby bees
(25% chance)