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This article is about the generic enemies. For the friendly species in Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2, see Honeybee.
SSB4 Beehive Bees.jpg
Bees in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
First appearance Yoshi's Story (1997)
Latest appearance Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey (2018)
Related species
Bee (Wario Land II)
Bee (Donkey Kong Jungle Beat)
Big Bee
Killer bees
Skeleton Bee
Notable members
Charmy Bee
Giant bee

Bees are stinging insects that appear within the Mario and Yoshi franchises.


Yoshi's Story[edit]

See also: Bee (Yoshi's Story)

Two varieties of Bees[1] appear in Yoshi's Story. Small bees fly around their Beehive in swarms, not letting Yoshi pass, forming a large hand shape with their swarm. Yoshi has to walk slowly to prevent the Bees from bothering him. If Yoshi hits their hive with an egg, they will attack him. Other larger Bees also appear in Yoshi's Story. They do not try to injure Yoshi, but he will get stung by the bee if he comes in contact. They can be defeated by a simple stomp, or by being eaten.

Super Mario Sunshine[edit]

Bees in Gelato Beach

In Super Mario Sunshine, various Beehives can be found in Bianco Hills, Gelato Beach, and Pianta Village. If Mario gets too close to a Beehive or knocks one down, the Bees[2] swarm him, causing damage if he gets stung. Yoshi can eat these Bees for one Coin each. The last Bee to be eaten always gives a Blue Coin or 1-Up Mushroom.

Mario & Luigi series[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story / Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey[edit]

A Beehoss and its Bees in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story

In Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story and its remake, Bees appear as enemies alongside the Beehoss enemy, which had the ability to summon Bees from its honeycomb during battle.

Mario & Luigi: Dream Team[edit]


Bees reappear with Beehoss enemies in Mario & Luigi: Dream Team. They now have spikes on their head. If any bee is counterattacked and defeated on the Beehoss's turn, the remaining bees will come back and attack either Mario or Luigi, depending on who counterattacked them, which cannot be avoided.

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, a Beehive item appears which, when thrown at an opponent, releases a swarm of Bees that attacks them. However, if a player attacks a Beehive directly, the Bees go after them instead.

Mario Party 10[edit]

Bees in Mario Party 10

Bees return in Mario Party 10 in the minigame Beeline Shrine, serving as the main obstacles. Here, they resemble real-world honeybees.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ハチ
German Biene Bee


  1. ^ Nintendo 64 Game Secrets, 1999 Edition Prima Official Strategy Guide. Page 109.
  2. ^ Hodgson, David S J, Bryan Stratton, and Stephen Stratton. Super Mario Sunshine Prima Official Strategy Guide. Page 19.