Bee Mario

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Bee Mario
Bee Mario artwork for Super Mario Galaxy
Applies to Mario, Luigi, Kinopio-kun
Item needed Bee Mushroom
Power(s) given Fly for a while, attract Flipbugs, stick to honey walls, land on Flowers and clouds.
First appearance Super Mario Galaxy (2007)
Latest appearance Super Mario 3D All-Stars (2020)
“That black and yellow outfit is SOOO cute!”
Honeybee, Super Mario Galaxy
Flight meter.

Bee Mario is a form that Mario and Luigi take after obtaining a Bee Mushroom in Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2. When Mario takes this form, his hat becomes a brown helmet with yellow antennae, his overalls turn yellow with brown stripes, his shoes turn reddish-brown (Luigi's color scheme is reversed from this.), and he grows a stinger (though it cannot damage enemies and is simply for decoration) and small wings, which allow Mario to take flight in a similar manner to a bee for a short time. When Mario flies, his fly gauge will decrease unless he refills it by collecting coins, clinging to honeycombs, or landing. The fastest way to refill the gauge while flying is to stomp on enemies. Mario is also able to climb honeycombs and walk on flower petals and clouds. Mario will lose this form by taking damage or touching water, though it is possible for him to go underwater due to a glitch in the Sea Slide Galaxy.

Bee Mario is unable to hit ? Blocks, use advanced jump moves, and pick up shells. Also, his Spin radius will become smaller and honey with a yellow trail will replace the regular blue cosmic-looking spin trail.

Bee Mario (and Bee Luigi) can be used in the Honeyhive Galaxy, the Gold Leaf Galaxy, the Sea Slide Galaxy, the Sand Spiral Galaxy, and the Honeyclimb Galaxy. This ability returns in Super Mario Galaxy 2, only usable in Honeybloom Galaxy, Honeyhop Galaxy, and in the game's credits after collecting 120 stars.

Bee Mario also appears as a costume in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games. To get the costume, the player needs to get to the Secret Store and buy the Black Shopping Card. The same costume appears in Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games and Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

In Mario Tennis Open, a Bee Mario racket and a Bee Mario costume can be unlocked. The costume is obtained by giving eight characters a star rank, while the racket randomly appears in the shop after a tennis match and can be purchased for 1,300 coins for Miis to use.

In Mario Golf: World Tour, a Bee Mario costume, Bee Mario golf ball, and Bee Mario golf club set can be unlocked. The golf ball and clubs appear in the shop after playing rounds, and the costume becomes available when the player succeeds 20 times in Endless Shot Practice.

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U trophy[edit]

Name Image Appears in NTSC-U Description PAL Description
Bee Mario Bee Mario trophy from Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Wii Super Mario Galaxy (11/2007)
Wii Super Mario Galaxy 2 (05/2010)
Do you hear that buzzing? Whatever could it...bee? Bee Mario! Finding a Bee Mushroom allows Mario to buzz around in the air, land on flowers, and stick to walls covered in honey. Oh, this is the bee's knees! However, Bee Mario can't sting his foes. But that's fine—you don't really want to be that kind of bee, do you? If you don't want to be Mario any more, be Bee Mario instead! Just find a Bee Mushroom, and you can buzz around in the air, land on flowers and stick to walls covered in honey. See? It'll be the bee's knees! The only bee thing you won't be doing is stinging. But that's not the kind of bee you want to be anyway, now is it?


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ハチマリオ
Hachi Mario
Hachi Ruīji
Bee Mario

Bee Luigi

Chinese 蜜蜂马力欧 (Simplified)
蜜蜂瑪利歐 (Traditional)
Mìfēng Mǎlìōu
Mìfēng Lùyìjí
Bee Mario

Bee Luigi

Dutch Bij-Mario
Bee Mario
Bee Luigi
French Mario Abeille
Luigi Abeille
Bee Mario
Bee Luigi
German Bienen-Mario
Bee Mario
Bee Luigi
Italian Mario Ape/Mario ape
Luigi Ape
Bee Mario
Bee Luigi
Korean 꿀벌 마리오
Kkulbeol Mario
꿀벌 루이지
kkulbeoul Ruiji
Honey Bee Mario

Honey Bee Luigi

Spanish Mario Abeja
Luigi Abeja
Bee Mario
Bee Luigi


  • One contest on the Check Mii Out Channel was a Mii Contest where players had to create Bee Mario.
  • When in Bee Mario form, if Mario is behind an object, his shadow is not in the shape of Bee Mario, but as normal Mario. This applies with all of Mario's forms in the Super Mario Galaxy games.
  • In the Super Mario Mash-up in Minecraft, Gold Armor is replaced by a Bee Suit.
  • Bee Mario's costume has an aesthetic stinger, though in reality, only female bees have one.