A beehive is an item in the Animal Crossing series that can be found in the town's trees, which it can be shaken out of. Upon making contact with the ground, the beehive spawns a bee swarm that chases the player before disappearing. The swarm continues its pursuit until the player gets stung (resulting in a swollen left eye), enters a building, saves and quits, or catches a bee with their net. In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, beehives can be picked up and sold for 500 bells or used in Harvest Festival recipes, and none appear when the player's town gate is open.
Beehives first appear in Doubutsu no Mori and its GameCube port, Animal Crossing, randomly dropping out of shaking trees. In this game, only five appear per day, with one beehive spawning per acre. When one drops, a swarm of Bees will immediately chase after the player after they display a shocked expression at the sight. The player can only escape them by catching them in a net, or entering a building. After the swarm appears, the beehive itself vanishes.
Beehives appear as throwable items in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. When the hive is thrown, a bee swarm will spawn and attack the opponent who is hit. However, if the beehive fails to make contact with an opponent, the thrower will be attacked instead. Each sting deals 2 to 4 percentage points of damage, and the bees remain on the stage for 10 seconds - chasing their target wherever they go (similar to how they act in the "Animal Crossing series" of games). In addition, on variations of the Tortimer Island stage where there are trees, a beehive can occasionally be found, though it is invisible to players until the tree holding the hive is struck.