Forest Bee

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Forest Bee
Item Forest Bee.png

Forest Bee

Apis nigrocincta
Grid Honey Comb.png Production Speed: 5.1 min
Required Humidity Normal
Required Temperature Normal
Pollinates With Flowers
Effect None
Branch Apis
Source Hive Forest Hive
Source Mod Forestry
Possible Descendants 9 Species

Forest Bees are one of the mundane bee species added by Forestry. They can be found in wooded biomes, including Forest, Autumn Woods, Forested Hills, Birch Forest and Pine Forest, contained in a Beehive. As a wild species, the only way to acquire Forest Bees is from a naturally generated hive.


Forest Bees produce Honey Combs which can be made into Honey Drops and Beeswax in a Centrifuge. They have no secondary or specialty produce.

GUI Centrifuge.png
Honey Comb
Honey Drop
Beeswax (Forestry)


Pure Forest Bees require a Normal Climate and Normal Humidity to start working, and at least one ordinary Flower - for example a Dandelion, Rose or Hydrangea. Like all species, their traits can be modified through Bee Breeding.


The traits below are correct for Forest Bees collected from the wild.

Genetic Traits
Climate / Humidity Normal / Normal
Temp. Tol. / Humid. Tol. 0 / 0
Lifespan Shorter
Speed Slowest
Pollination Slower
Flowers Flowers
Fertility 3 Drones
Area 9 x 6 x 9
Diurnal / Nocturnal / Flyer / Cave Yes / No / No* / No
Effect None
* There is a small chance of obtaining Rain tolerant Forests from a wild hive.


Forest Bees cannot be created by crossbreeding.

Further Mutations[edit]

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Breeding Pair Chance Result
Forest Bee x Meadows BeeModest BeeWintry BeeTropical BeeMarshy BeeWater BeeRocky BeeMarbled BeeEmbittered BeeUnusual Bee

Forest + Hive Bee (Meadows, Modest, Wintry, Tropical, Marshy, Water, Rocky, Marbled, Embittered, or Unusual)

15% Common Bee


Forest Bee x Meadows Bee

Forest + Meadows (April 6-15 only)

10% Leporine Bee


Forest Bee x Common Bee

Forest + Common

12% Cultivated Bee


Forest Bee x Wintry Bee

Forest + Wintry (December 21-27 only)

10% Merry Bee


Forest Bee x Primeval Bee

Forest + Primeval

8% Fossiled Bee


Forest Bee x Sugary Bee

Forest + Sugary

5% Fruity Bee


Forest Bee x Valiant Bee

Forest + Valiant

5% Maroon Bee


Forest Bee x Unweary Bee

Forest + Unweary

5% Pulped Bee


Forest Bee x Diligent Bee

Forest + Diligent

5% Wooden Bee


Industrious Bee + Forest Bee

Industrious + Forest

12% Stannum Bee