Ferrous Bee

Ferrous Bee
Item Ferrous Bee.png

Ferrous Bee

Metallicis ferrus
Grid Honey Comb.png Production Speed: 15.3 min
Specialty Product
Grid Disambiguation.png Production Speed: 19.1 min
Required Humidity Normal
Required Temperature Normal
Pollinates With Flowers
Effect None
Source Mod Magic Bees
Possible Descendants 0 Species

Ferrous Bees are one of the bees added by Magic Bees that produce metal nuggets. They are of the Metallic Branch.

Apiarist Database Overview[edit]

Metallicis ferrus

Discovered by MysteriousAge

Having absorbed some of the base metal, these bees can concentrate the essence of iron from the region. - Apinomicon


Ferrous Bees produce Honey Combs as is the case with the other members of the Metallic Branch. These combs result in Beeswax and Honey Drops when centrifuged. Ferrous Bees also produce Iron Nuggets, nine of which can be crafted, compressed or smelted into an Iron Ingot.

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Honey Comb
Beeswax (Forestry)
Honey Drop


Pure Ferrous Bees require a Normal Climate and Normal Humidity to start working, and at least one Flower - any of the two vanilla flowers or any of the flowers added by ExtrabiomesXL. Like all species, their traits can be modified through Bee Breeding.


The traits below are correct for purebred Ferrous Bees.

Genetic Traits
Climate / Humidity Normal/Normal
Temp. Tol. / Humid. Tol. 0/0
Lifespan Shorter
Speed Slowest
Pollination Slowest
Flowers Flowers
Fertility 1 Drone
Area 9 x 6 x 9
Nocturnal / Flyer / Cave Yes / No / Yes
Effect None


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Breeding Pair Chance Result
Common Bee + Industrious Bee

Common + Industrious


Requires Iron Block Under Apiary

Ferrous Bee