- "I caught a honeybee! Hello, honey!" —Wild World
- "I caught a honeybee! Hey there, sweetie!" —City Folk
|Scientific name||Apis mellifera|
|Family||Apidae- Various Bees|
|Time of year||March to August (Wild World)|
March to July (City Folk)
|Time of day||9am to 4pm (Wild World)|
8am to 5pm (City Folk)
|Selling price||100 Bells|
The Honeybee is a small insect that can be found buzzing around flowers, sometimes settling on them. They are very common, but should not be confused with the bee, a closely-related species that is found in trees. An important difference from the bee is that they do not sting the player.
Donating to the Museum
In Wild World
"The stinger of a honeybee is actually connected to its internal organs, eh wot? When it uses its stinger... the organs get pulled out. What an abhorrent image! I'm terribly sorry, but nature is not always family friendly!"
The honeybee can be found at the middle-left side of the first room of the bugs section, on the flowers.
In City Folk
Blathers will talk about the honeybee with disgust again in City Folk-
"Honeybees are rather famous among bees for the impressive teamwork they exhibit, eh wot? I've even heard they will swarm over enemies many times their size in an attempt to suffocate them. I must admit, it makes them seem rather like a bunch of brave warriors... Even so, when I imagine a massive swarm of bees, a different phrase comes to mind... "BLEEECCCH!""
It can be found in the lower-left section of the exhibit, buzzing the roses.
When the player has caught a honeybee, they can find information about the insect in the bug menu. Below is the information regarding the honeybee:
| ''The worker bees are female. Honey is a natural preservative!"|
| ''All worker bees are female. Their honey has an almost indefinite shelf life."|
Apis mellifera, the European honeybee, is a species of honeybee that is used frequently around the world to produce honey. There are many subspecies of this bee due to human intervention. This breed of honeybee originated from Africa.
Interestingly, the European honeybee has been subject to Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), an unexplained phenomenon in which all worker bees leave their colony and die, leaving the hive without any means of supporting itself.