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Speed

Speed is a trait inherited by Bees which determines the chance of a bee to produce output.

The faster the speed, the higher the chance of a bee creating a product per bee cycle update. One bee cycle update happens each time the bee's lifespan goes down by one, and is about ~27.5 seconds long.

Note that while the Apiarist Database will display production speed in minutes (e.g. "every 5.1 min"), this is not an accurate number. Rather, it is an estimated average that is based off of the chance given by the bee's speed as well as the individual chance of each product to be made (e.g. the chance of a bee to produce a Diamond Comb is much lower than the chance to produce a Honey Comb, but can be influenced by the bee's speed).

There are seven types of speed Alleles. From fastest to slowest, these are:

  • Fastest - +70% - 1 species
  • Faster - +40% - 1 species
  • Fast - +20% - 8 species
  • Normal - 0% - 13 species
  • Slow - -20% - 7 species
  • Slower - -40% - 50 species
  • Slowest - -70%

Bee Speed[edit]

This list shows a bee's lifespan with its normal genetic traits. These are the default traits for purebred bees. Cross-bred bees may have different traits inherited from the parental generation. Speed can be modified through selective breeding.

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Bee Species sorted by Production Speed
Fastest
Aura Bee
Aura Bee
Faster
Ignis Bee
Ignis Bee
Fast
Aqua Bee
Aqua Bee
Batty Bee
Batty Bee
Brainy Bee
Brainy Bee
Cultivated Bee
Cultivated Bee
Ghastly Bee
Ghastly Bee
Gossamer Bee
Gossamer Bee
Skulking Bee
Skulking Bee
Wispy Bee
Wispy Bee
Normal
Charmed Bee
Charmed Bee
Doctoral Bee
Doctoral Bee
Enchanted Bee
Enchanted Bee
Exotic Bee
Exotic Bee
Fiendish Bee
Fiendish Bee
Frugal Bee
Frugal Bee
Lordly Bee
Lordly Bee
Majestic Bee
Majestic Bee
Praecantatio Bee
Praecantatio Bee
Savant Bee
Savant Bee
Supernatural Bee
Supernatural Bee
Timely Bee
Timely Bee
Unweary Bee
Unweary Bee
Slow
Heroic Bee
Heroic Bee
Icy Bee
Icy Bee
Pure Bee
Pure Bee
Scholarly Bee
Scholarly Bee
Solum Bee
Solum Bee
Valiant Bee
Valiant Bee
Vis Bee
Vis Bee
Slower
Abyssmal Bee
Abyssmal Bee
Acidic Bee
Acidic Bee
Angry Bee
Angry Bee
Arid Bee
Arid Bee
Barren Bee
Barren Bee
Bovine Bee
Bovine Bee
Caffeinated Bee
Caffeine Bee
Caustic Bee
Caustic Bee
Citrus Bee
Citrus Bee
Classical Bee
Classical Bee
Common Bee
Common Bee
Corrosive Bee
Corrosive Bee
Creepy Bee
Creepy Bee
Darkened Bee
Darkened Bee
Decaying Bee
Decaying Bee
Demonic Bee
Demonic Bee
Desolate Bee
Desolate Bee
Diligent Bee
Diligent Bee
Embittered Bee
Embittered Bee
Ender Bee
Ender Bee
Farmed Bee
Farmed Bee
Fermented Bee
Fermented Bee
Furious Bee
Furious Bee
Glacial Bee
Glacial Bee
Glutinous Bee
Glutinous Bee
Gothic Bee
Gothic Bee
Imperial Bee
Imperial Bee
Industrious Bee
Industrious Bee
Infectious Bee
Infectious Bee
Leporine Bee
Leporine Bee
Malicious Bee
Malicious Bee
Marbled Bee
Marbled Bee
Merry Bee
Merry Bee
Minty Bee
Minty Bee
Modest Bee
Modest Bee
Noble Bee
Noble Bee
Pupil Bee
Pupil Bee
Renaissance Bee
Renaissance Bee
Rural Bee
Rural Bee
Shadowed Bee
Shadowed Bee
Sinister Bee
Sinister Bee
Skeletal Bee
Skeletal Bee
Steadfast Bee
Steadfast Bee
Sticky Bee
Sticky Bee
Tipsy Bee
Tipsy Bee
Tropical Bee
Tropical Bee
Virulent Bee
Virulent Bee
Viscous Bee
Viscous Bee
Volcanic Bee
Volcanic Bee
Wintry Bee
Wintry Bee