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This article is about the generic species. For the bees in the Super Mario Galaxy games, see Honeybee. For other uses, see Category:Bees.
A Beehive's bees in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Bees in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
First appearance Yoshi's Story (1997)
Latest appearance Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope (2022)
Derived subjects
Notable members

Bees are stinging insects that first appear in Yoshi's Story and later several Super Mario games.


Yoshi's Story[edit]

Sprite of a bee swarm in Yoshi's Story

A small variety of Bees[1] appear in Yoshi's Story. 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. The bigger bumblebees appear in the level Cloud Cruising. They do not try to injure Yoshi, but he will get stung by the bumblebee if he comes in contact. They can be defeated by a simple stomp, or by being eaten.

Mario Party series[edit]

Bees make several appearances in the Mario Party series, playing roles in both the boards and minigames.

Mario Party 2[edit]

Bees MP2.png

In Mario Party 2, beehives appear in the minigame Honeycomb Havoc. If a player winds up with one, they are attacked by bees and eliminated from the game.

Mario Party 7[edit]

Bee MP7.gif

In Mario Party 7, bees appear in the minigame Big Dripper. Players must duck down to avoid the swarm while collecting their dripping honey.

Players pilot bee-like aircraft in the minigame Buzzstormer.

Mario Party DS[edit]

In Mario Party DS, DK's Stone Statue features an Event Space where bees emerge from their hive with coins the player can collect.

Bees appear as an obstacle in the minigame Hedge Honcho. Players must avoid touching them and instead wait for them to buzz off.

Mario Party 10[edit]

Beeline Shrine from Mario Party 10
Bees in Mario Party 10

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

Mario Party Superstars[edit]

In Mario Party Superstars, bees reappear in the Mario Party 2 minigame Honeycomb Havoc.

Super Mario Sunshine[edit]

A Blue Coin in Gelato Beach in the game Super Mario Sunshine.
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. If Mario talks to an NPC while bees are chasing him, he will be pushed in random directions mid-conversation and will not take damage.

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. Bees are also used as the Beehoss's projectiles in the Bowser Jr.'s Journey mode. In the remake, they use their design from Mario & Luigi: Dream Team.

Mario & Luigi: Dream Team[edit]

A Beehoss's redesigned look from Mario & Luigi: Dream Team.
A Beehoss as seen in Mario & Luigi: Dream Team

Bees reappear with Beehoss enemies in Mario & Luigi: Dream Team. 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, Super Smash Bros. for 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 + Rabbids series[edit]

Bees appears as ambient animals in both Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle and Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope.


Yoshi's Story[edit]

  • Website bio: "Hunting for melons gets harder, When angry bees buzz, "This far. No farther!""[3]


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ハチ

Chinese 蜜蜂

French Abeille
German Biene
Italian Ape
Spanish Abeja


  1. ^ Prima Bath. Nintendo 64 Game Secrets, 1999 Edition Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Pages 109 and 113.
  2. ^ Hodgson, David S J, Bryan Stratton, and Stephen Stratton. Super Mario Sunshine Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Page 19.
  3. ^ Official Yoshi's Story website (accessed via Wayback Machine)