Queen Bee

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Queen Bee
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Queen Bee, along with three bees.
Full Name Queen Bee
Species Bee
First Appearance Super Mario Galaxy (2007)
Latest Appearance Mario Kart 7 (2011)

“The most furious itchiness plagues our entire being! It must be stopped! Please find the source at once!”
Queen Bee, Super Mario Galaxy

Queen Bee (known as Honey Queen in Mario Kart 7) is the queen of all the bees in the universe. She is an extremely large bee and always speaks using nosism. She appears in Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2 where she rules over all the bees in the Honeyhive, Honeybloom, and Honeyhop Galaxies, and as a heavyweight unlockable driver in Mario Kart 7.

History[edit]

Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario Galaxy[edit]

Bee Mario meets Queen Bee.

Queen Bee first appears in Super Mario Galaxy where she is a non-playable character. She rules over the Honeyhive Galaxy and helps Mario out in missions there. She first appears in the mission Bee Mario Takes Flight on the Queen Bee Planet where she tells Mario that she is plagued by a terrible itchiness and asks him to stop it. The itchiness is, in reality, caused by five Star Chips that have lodged in the hair on her back. Mario must become Bee Mario with a nearby Bee Mushroom and use his new powers to climb around her back and collect the Star Chips. After collecting all five chips, a Launch Star appears and sends Mario to the final planet and the Power Star.

Also, in the second mission Trouble on the Tower, if the player manages to go to the back of the main planet (where the hollow trunk to the slide is located), a Bee tells Mario/Luigi that the queen is having a rest.

Queen Bee reappears in the mission Big Bad Bugaboom at the end of the tunnel with three Mandibugs in it. She tells him that the neighbors are giving them trouble again and asks him to stop them, making a Launch Star appear that launches him to Bugaboom's planet. At the end of the game Queen Bee makes a final small appearance in the end-of-game party celebrating Mario's victory over Bowser along with Dino Piranha and a bunch of Goombas and Toads.

Super Mario Galaxy 2[edit]

Queen Bee as she appears in Super Mario Galaxy 2.

In Super Mario Galaxy 2, Queen Bee makes a reappearance in the Honeyhop Galaxy this time where she takes her residence on top of the Queen Bee Planet in the level The Sweetest Silver Stars where she, once again, rules over the Bees. When Mario goes onto her planet she tells him that she is plagued by an itchiness and asks him if he could help her out. He, once again, gets a Bee Mushroom and goes on her back to find the cause of the itching to be one of the Silver Stars. After getting all five stars, a Power Star will be formed which he can go get.

While Queen Bee only appears in one galaxy in the game, she is mentioned by several of her bee minions in the Honeybloom Galaxy in the mission Bumble Beginnings where they are searching for a Power Star to bring back to their queen. Once Mario finds the star they praise him for finding it while they couldn't.

Mario Kart 7[edit]

Queen Bee battling on Honeybee Hive, in Mario Kart 7.

Queen Bee (referred to as Honey Queen in this game) makes her first playable appearance in Mario Kart 7, which also marks her debut in the Mario Kart series.[1] In the game, she is an unlockable character and she seems to be quite smaller than she was in the Super Mario Galaxy installment, being able to drive in a regular-sized kart. Honey Queen is a heavy character, and as a result, she receives one of the best speed and weight boosts in the game. To unlock her, the player must win the 150cc Banana Cup. She also has her own battle course called the Honeybee Hive. Her signature kart is the Bumble V and the Birthday Girl, which along with Princess Peach, Princess Daisy, and Rosalina, gets a color change to match their personal style, which makes her Birthday Girl become purple, as does her Peach Parasol. Her racing symbol consists of a small bee with a crown in the place of its head.

Super Mario-Kun[edit]

Queen Bee sick

Queen Bee also appears in the Japanese exclusive Super Mario-Kun manga. Her role is the same as in Super Mario Galaxy, although she is very ill.

Characteristics[edit]

Physical appearance[edit]

Queen Bee is a very large bee, over 10 times the size of a regular bee, and has a gigantic stinger poking out of the very bottom of her body. On her back she has extremely large wings which reverberate back and forth so quickly they are almost invisible. She has two feet with high heeled shoes on them sticking out of the bottom of her body right above her stinger and two arms with white gloves protruding from her sides. There is always a cape draped over her neck and part of her back which is fastened by a pink jewel right in the middle of her chest. On her head, she wears a brown bonnet which covers her whole head except for her eyes, mouth and nose (the latter of which is purple). She has long eyelashes, black beady eyes with pink eyeshadow, and plump, pink lips. On top of her head, she wears a crown bejeweled with blue gems all around.

Official profiles and statistics[edit]

Super Mario Galaxy trading card description[edit]

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When Queen Bee has a request, it's hard not to oblige. She's quite comfortable in her home in the Honeyhive Galaxy, except for a persistent itch on her back that she just can't seem to scratch. Mario can help when he "powers up" into Bee Mario and crawls around on her back. In the process of helping Queen Bee, Mario finds five Star Chips, which will create a Launch Star that leads him to a Power Star!

Mario Kart 7[edit]

  • Class: Heavy
  • Stat Boosts
    • Speed: 4
    • Acceleration: 2
    • Weight: 4.25
    • Handling: 2.5
    • Off-Road: 3.5
  • Bios
    • Site
      • Flag of USA.png "This royal bee from the Super Mario Galaxy™ games is large and in charge on the road."
      • Flag of Europe.png "She might look elegant, but don’t let that fool you. This regal racer can hold her own and won’t be easily nudged off track."
    • Guide: "Honey Queen is stepping out of the hive to try her hand at kart racing. She's not looking for trouble, but she has no reason to shy away from it. Honey Queen has all the characteristics of a true heavyweight. She can reach high speeds, but it takes a while to do so."

Game appearances[edit]

Title Description Release Date System/Format
Super Mario Galaxy Non-Playable Character Japan:
November 1, 2007
Wii
Super Mario Galaxy 2 Non-Playable Character North America:
May 23, 2010
Wii
Mario Kart 7 Unlockable Playable Character Japan:
December 1, 2011
Nintendo 3DS

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ハニークイーン
Hanii Kuiin
Honey Queen
Spanish Abeja Reina Queen Bee
French Reine des Abeilles Queen Bee
Dutch Honey Queen Honey Queen
German Honigbienenkönigin
Honigkönigin (Mario Kart 7)
Honeybee Queen
Honey Queen
Italian Regina Dolceape Queen Sweetbee
Portuguese Abelha-Rainha Queen Bee
Russian Королева-пчела
Koroleva-pchela
Queen Bee
Korean 허니퀸
Heoni Kwin
Honey Queen
Chinese 蜜蜂女王 (Traditional)
Mìfēng nǚwáng
Honeybee Queen

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ MARIO KART 7 Adds Wiggler & Honey Queen. WhatCulture!. Retrieved 31 October 2011.