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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 Party: The Top 100 (2017)
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]

A Bee from Yoshi's Story

Bees[1] appear in Yoshi's Story, where they fly around their Beehive, not letting Yoshi pass. 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, as enemies that sting Yoshi if he gets too close.

Super Mario series[edit]

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[edit]

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

In Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story, 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.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, 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 ブンブン[3] (Yoshi's Story)
Onomatopoeia for buzzing.


  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.
  3. ^ 「ヨッシーストーリー 任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Yoshi's Story Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), page 6.