Stubborn Bee

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"It is unknown why this species is so exceptionally sensitive to light and temperature. Only active in the time between days, the "Stubborn" spends the rest of its time in protective cells within the hive."

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

The Stubborn Bee is one of the first cross-bred bees that is grumpy.

Apis Pertinax

Stubborn Bee

Normal SpriteBlessed Sprite

Special Produce


These are the different Traits that the Stubborn 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 Unstable, Normal

Behaviour Crepuscular

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:
Only found during dawn or dusk, this aggresive species descends from Caligo and Somnolentus families. .

When asking Dr Beenjamin BhD for a hint he says the following:
What do you mean you're having trouble with Stubborn bees? Pah! I might as well do it myself! You have to have a Drowsy-Murky Queen produce offspring during dawn or dusk.

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During Dawn or Dusk
(22% chance)

Special Produce

When a Stubborn 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 Stubborn 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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Surrounded by 10 different types of flower
(17% chance)

In a cold environment with a cooler
(19% chance)

In a hot environment with a heater
(16% chance)