Recommended Bees

So now that we’ve covered all these bees, you might be interested in useful applications for these. Here are some bees that are commonly used:

Bees as power

Required mods: Extra Bees, CareerBees, Gendustry.

Using Energy bees in Industrial Apiaries with 1 Automation and 8 production upgrades, you can generate 15kRF/bee/tick. A full guide can be found here (Credits to u/HerrKnarz).

As mentioned in the comments, output can be greatly improved (860%?) by using Alvearies. Needs confirmation.

Trait Value Recommended Source
Species Energy Energy Bee
Lifespan Longest Relic Bee
Production Robotic Robot Bee
Pollination Any -
Flower type Any, Rocks recommended Rocky Bee
Fertility Any, 1 recommended Rocky Bee
Territory Any -
Effect RF Inducing Energy Bee
Climate Tolerance Any -
Humidity Tolerancev Any -
Never Sleeps True Ender Bee
Cave Dwelling True Rocky Bee
Rain Tolerant True Water Bee

Bees as power II

Required mods: Extra Bees, Environmental Tech, Gendustry

This setup is more experimental than the one above. Starting it takes a lot of power, and you’re not guaranteed to have all lightning bolts hit the rods.

Using Energetic bees, you can summon Lightning strikes. We can use these with an Environmental Tech Lightning Rod to get a LOT of power. Setup in images: link In testing, this setup gave me 112 GRF (112,000,000,000 RF) in just under 6 hours. Keep in mind that more Lightning rods increase the chance of it hitting. Again, make sure they are always 1 apart to not interfere. More Apiaries will increase the frequency of lightning strikes. Original Post: link (Credits to u/martmists)

Trait Value Recommended Source
Species Any -
Lifespan Longest Relic Bee
Production Robotic Robot Bee
Pollination Any -
Flower type Any, Rocks recommended Rocky Bee
Fertility Any, 1 recommended Rocky Bee
Territory Any -
Effect Lightning Energetic Bee
Climate Tolerance Any -
Humidity Tolerance Any -
Never Sleeps True Rocky Bee
Cave Dwelling True Rocky Bee
Rain Tolerant True Water Bee

Beegone, mobs!

Required mods: Extra Bees, Career Bees

Using bees, we can make easy mob grinders. I’m not gonna post the entire trait lists, since they’re practically identical to the ones above except for Effect.

Place three industrial apiaries on top of each other. Top one will have a bee that spawns your mob (see table below). The center one will hold a Police Bee, and the bottom one a Collector Bee (I recommend Territory Largest on these two).

Power all three apiaries, and set up item transfer from the bottom two to a chest, and filter out Police Incident Reports. You now have a fully-functional mob grinder powered by bees.

Bee Mob
Decaying Bee Zombies
Skeletal Bee Skeletons
Creepy Bee Creepers
Brainy Bee Brainy Zombies
Wispy Bee Wisps
Batty Bee Firebats
Ghastly Bee Ghasts
Spidery Spiders
Smouldering Blazes