Career Bees

There are lots of different bees, especially if you have Binnie’s Mods: Extra Bees, Gendustry and Magic Bees. While most bees will give you general byproducts such as ores, gems, honey and crafting materials, there are some bees that interact with the world (aside from auras such as regen and exp gain).

There are also a few spreadsheets you can find that have a complete list of bee species and their by products: Master Apiarist Database v2.0.

Student Bees - "Will this be on the final test?"

  • Common + Cultivated (requires a bookshelf as a foundation).

A student bee’s Drone can be sneak-right-clicked onto an apiary and will alert when the queen is gone.

Collecting Bees - Collecting the things that the everyday folks leave behind

  • Student + Common

Wombling: Picks up items in their territory and leaves them in their apiary.

Artistic Bees - "It's good, but is it art?"

  • Graduate + Cultivated

Painting: Creates works of art and hangs them up nearby.

Armorer Bees - Will keep you protected

  • Graduate + Graduate (requires an anvil as a foundation).

Armorer: Buffs armors placed on nearby Flower Pedestals:

Police Bees - Freeze!

  • Graduate + Valiant

Policing: Attacks nearby mobs and picks up items when they die (at a very high luck rating). Items will be in the Apiary/Alveary inventory (also writes a police report).

Sharpening Bees - "If on your journey, you should encounter God... God will be cut."

  • Graduate + Armorer

Sharpening: Sharpens weapons placed on nearby Flower Pedestals.

This will provide up to a 100% bonus to the weapon damage of most weapons, including the custom weapons from Tinkers’ Construct. Note that if you sharpen up to the cap of a Tinkers weapon and then replace the tool head (or other part that provides damage) with something with a higher base damage rating, you will not be able to sharpen it further.

Lumber Bees - "I'm a Lumber Bee and I'm okay."

  • Graduate + Forest

Bark Biter: Bites small pieces of bark off of nearby trees. The trees are not permanently harmed by this, and the pieces of bark can be crafted into full logs. These are deposited into the Apiary/Alveary.

Husbandry Bees - “Starting a love train!”

  • Graduate + Meadows

Husbandry: Breeds animals together within its territory.

Smelter Bees - “Burn, baby burn!”

  • Graduate + Modest (requires a furnace as a foundation).

Smelting: Smelts items placed on nearby Flower Pedestals.

Repair Bees - “Some chewing gum, and it'll be right as rain.”

  • Armorer + Sharpening

Repair: Repairs items placed on nearby Flower Pedestals. This includes weapons, armor and Frames; this process is very slow.

Business Bees - “Would sell their own grandmother for an emerald.”

  • PHD + Imperial

Business: Grabs items from adjacent inventories and sells them on the Testificate market for emeralds. May take a small commission on each sale. Will not trade emeralds for goods, but rather goods for Emeralds (paper, leather, etc.). Emeralds can be collected from the Apiary/Alveary.

Junk Seller Bees - “Cheap as free!”

  • Business + Common

Junk Sale: Grabs emeralds from adjacent inventories and buys random objects on the Testificate market. Items will be deposited in the Apiary/Alveary:

Butcher Bees - “Fresh meat.”

  • Graduate + Lumber

Butcher: Humanely slaughters any grown animals in its territory. Will keep one pair of each animal type alive to breed.

Rainbow Bees - “Paint with all the colors of the wind.”

  • Artistic + PHD

Will produce every colour of dye:

Mason Bees - “secret bee handshake wink

  • Graduate + Smelter

Masonry: Chisels nearby cobblestone into stone bricks. The bees will change stone randomly and also change blocks underground.

Doctor Bees - “State the nature of the medical emergency.”

  • PHD + Majestic

Healing: Heals any entity within its territory and gives a regen effect:

Chef Bees - “Bee our guest.”

  • Smelter + Artistic

Honey Glazing: Gives a special honey glazing to any food item placed on a nearby Flower Pedestal. When eaten, honey-glazed food gives absorption hearts. This can be applied to ANY food.

Priest Bees - “Wololoo.”

  • Graduate + Yente

Priest: Enchants items placed on nearby Flower Pedestals. Their skills can be boosted with bookshelves.

Miner Bees - “Diggy Diggy Hole!”

  • Graduate + Engineer (requires a block of iron as a foundation).

Mining: Mines ores within their territory (ignoring y restrictions). These are placed into the Apiary/Alveary.

Silky Miner Bees - “Silky Silky Dig!”

  • Engineer + Miner (requires a block of gold as a foundation).

Silky Mining: Mines ores with Silk-touch.

Fortunate Miner Bees - “Lucky Lucky Dig!”

  • Miner + Silky Miner (requires a block of diamond as a foundation).

  • Fortune Mining: Mines ores with Fortune 3.

Taxcollector Bees - “There's one for you, nineteen for me.”

  • Police + Thief

Taxation: Extracts drops from nearby mobs without hurting or killing them. This only works for hostile mobs.

Ore Crusher Bees - “I've got a crush on ya.”

  • Mason + Sharpening

Crusher: Grinds up any metal ores placed on Flower Pedestals to give 2x-3x dust.

Clockwork Bees - “Bees made from mechanical parts.”

  • Smelter + Engineer

Clockwinding: Winds up Clockwork Engines in their territory, giving free power. Will keep up to 2 Clockwork Engines wound up so long as the Queen is working. The rate at which they are wound up is based on the bee’s Speed rating.

Mad Scientist Bees - "Buuurp."

  • Science + Engineer (Must have been a nearby explosion in the last 10 seconds)

Science!!!!: Advances scientific progress, and only occasionally causes a random explosion. These explosions only break non-'tile entity' blocks.

Electrician Bees - “Not only will this kill you, it will hurt the whole time you're dying.”

  • Engineer + Clockwork

Electrifying: Zaps nearby entities causing a small amount of lightning damage. Can have strange effects on certain mobs and animals.

Devil Bees - “Cigars are evil, you won't miss 'em.”

  • Smelter + Demonic

Burning: Everyone is different. No two people are not on fire.

Quantum Charming Bees - "err, Mr. Scientist, I feel really..."

  • Quantum Strange + Quantum Strange
  • Mad Scientist + Phantasmal

Teleposition: Randomly swaps nearby blocks of a similar material.

Quantum Strange Bees

  • Quantum Charming + Quantum Charming

Energy Bees - “Power Overwhelming!”

  • Repair + Clockwork

RF Inducing: Induces an RF charge in blocks placed next to their housing. The amount of RF produced is based on the bee’s Speed rating.

There are some bees that are hard to visualize:

Graduate Bee - “Loaded with student debts.”

  • Student + Common

Retraining: Restores the effect chromosomes of any purebred career bee if it has lost them. Place the bee you wish to retrain on a nearby Flower Pedestal.

PHD Bees - “Not that kind of Doctor.”

  • Student + Graduate

Retraining: (see Graduate Bees).

Bensen Bees - "Ya like jazz?"\

  • Artistic + Boggy

Jazz: Plays the best jazz that random number generators can generate. Gather a large band for best effect.

Yente Bees - “Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a match.”

  • Student + Husbandry

Yente will make matches for your bees. Sneak-right-click a Yente Princess onto an apiary and it's breeding will be automated. Yente will always choose the Drone that she judges to have the best traits for the Princess.

Thief Bees - "You have shinies? No! I have shinies!"

  • Police + Sinister

Yoink!: Steals items from nearby players. These items are deposited into the Apiary/Alveary.

Plague Bees - "I prescribe leeches."

  • Doctor + Sinister

Curative: Cures any negative potion effects on entities within its territory, and provides slight healing.

Assassin Bees - “Nothing is true. Everything is Permitted. Hay cancels fall damage.”

  • Police + Devil

Assassin: Instantly kills active queens in nearby hives. Place in a bee gun for full regicide experience. Kind of works like oblivion frames. It’s good if you’re breeding bees the old fashioned way.

N.R.A. Bees - “Creepers don't damage blocks. Explosions damage blocks.”

  • Devil + Politician

Explosion "Prevention": The only thing that can stop a bad creeper about to explode is a good creeper about to explode!

Temporal Bees - “Strange bees from another time and place.”

  • Quantum Strange + Quantum Charming

Accelerate: Increases the flow of time within their territory.

There are also some bees that do not have any special effects.

Science Bees - "Why do we all have to wear these ridiculous ties?"

  • PHD + Industrious

Engineer Bees - "Bit of Duct tape will fix that."

  • PHD + Noble

Politician Bees - “I promise to lay down your life for our country.”

  • Devil + Thief

Fundraising: Does nothing for you.

Robot Bees - “Bite my shiny bee ass.”

  • Clockwork + Electrician

These bees have a very fast speed, which might be beneficial to breed into other bees.