Honeybee

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This article is about the harmless insect found near flowers. For the larger and stinging variety found in trees, see wasp.

Artwork of honeybee
Real-world info
Name: Apis mellifera
Family: Apidae- Various Bees
Main appearances

Other appearances
Names in other languages
 ミツバチ
 蜜蜂
 Abeille naine
 Abeja melífera
 Ape operaia
 Восковая пчела
 꿀벌
 蜜蜂
 Abeille naine
 Abeja melífera
 Honigbiene
 Honingbij

The honeybee is a bug in the Animal Crossing series. It first appeared in Animal Crossing: Wild World and has appeared in all subsequent games. It can be found flying near flowers. In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, it can be caught from spring to the start of summer.

Catch details[edit]

In Wild World[edit]

#11

Honeybee
"I caught a honeybee! Hello, honey!"

Description The worker bees are female. Honey is a natural preservative!
Time of year Mar – Sep
Time of day 9 AM – 4 PM
Peak times Mar – Jul
Location Flying near flowers
Bug size 13 mm
Rarity Common
Selling price  100 Bells
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0


In City Folk[edit]

#12

Honeybee
"I caught a honeybee! Hey there, sweetie!"

Description All worker bees are female. Their honey has an almost indefinite shelf life.
Time of year Mar – Jul
Time of day Mar – Jun:
8 AM – 5 PM
Jul:
8 AM – 4 PM
Peak times N/A
Location Flying near flowers
Bug size 13 mm
Rarity Uncommon
Selling price  100 Bells
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0


In New Leaf[edit]

#12

Honeybee
"I caught a honeybee! What a sweet catch!"

Time of year Mar – Jul
Time of day Mar – Jun:
8 AM – 5 PM
Jul:
8 AM – 4 PM
Peak times N/A
Location Flying near flowers
Size 16 mm
Rarity Common
Selling price  100 Bells
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0


In New Horizons[edit]

#24

Honeybee
"I caught a honeybee! Ah, sweet success!"

Time of year North: Mar – Jul
South: Sep – Jan
Time of day 8 AM – 5 PM
Location Flying near flowers
Weather Any except rain
Spawn requirement Appears from the start of the game
Selling prices  Nook's Cranny 200 Bells
 Flick 300 Bells
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0


Donating to the museum[edit]

In Wild World[edit]

"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[edit]

"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 among the roses.

In New Leaf[edit]

Upon being donated, the honeybee can be found in the first room of the bug exhibit flying around and resting on the bushes near the back of the room. The exhibit has this to say about the honeybee:

"Honeybees gather nectar from flowers and make honey, making them integral in many ecosystems. The worker bees are females and the only ones capable of stinging, though that is rather rare. The hive does contain males, but after mating season, they are all sent away. Honey has been consumed since ancient times. Cave paintings 8,000 years old show people eating honey."

In New Horizons[edit]

"Did you know it takes a team of honeybees working together to transform flower nectar into honey? Indeed, forager bees suck nectar from flowers into their "honey stomachs" and then fly it to the hive. Hive bees then chew the substance and spit it into the honeycomb, fluttering their wings to dry it out. Yes, you could say honey is a tasty tribute to the hard work of the humble honeybee. Oh! Oh my! You mustn't confuse my lengthy description for admiration! At the end of the day, honeybees are still insects, and thus still ghastly! A wee bit ghastly than most, I admit."

The honeybee can be found on the tropical flower bed near the man-faced stink bug and the mantis.

Gallery[edit]

Real-world information[edit]

A European honeybee settling on a flower.

Apis mellifera, the European honeybee, is a species of honeybee that is used frequently around the world to produce honey; contrary to its name, the species originated from Africa rather than Europe. There are many subspecies of this bee due to human intervention. Like the in-game wasp and most species of bee, the European honeybee is capable of delivering a venomous sting, though this does not occur in-game. Unlike these other species, the European honeybee's stinger is barbed, causing the bee to fatally disembowel itself when the stinger is caught in the target's skin, leaving behind a sac that continues to envenomate the target until the stinger is removed. Despite being omnivorous, the European honeybee preys on microbes rather than other insects; consequently, stinging is used exclusively to protect against perceived threats.

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.

Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese ミツバチ
Mitsubachi
Honeybee

Korean 꿀벌
Kkulbeol
Honeybee

Simplified Chinese 蜜蜂
Mìfēng
Honeybee

Russian Восковая пчела
Voskovaya pchela
Asiatic honeybee

Dutch Honingbij Honeybee

German Honigbiene Honeybee

European Spanish Abeja melífera Honeybee

European French Abeille naine Dwarf bee

Italian Ape operaia Literally worker bee, honeybee

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