In-game artwork of Honey Queen in Dr. Mario World
|First appearance||Super Mario Galaxy (2007)|
|Latest appearance||Super Mario 3D All-Stars (2020)|
- “The most furious itchiness plagues our entire being! It must be stopped! Please find the source at once!”
- —Honey Queen, Super Mario Galaxy
Honey Queen (known as Queen Bee in Super Mario Galaxy) is the queen of all the Honeybees. She is an extremely large bee and always speaks using nosism. Her major appearances include Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2, where she rules over all the Honeybees in the Honeyhive, Honeybloom, and Honeyhop Galaxies, and Mario Kart 7, where she appears as a heavyweight unlockable driver.
Super Mario series
Super Mario Galaxy
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 Honeybee tells Mario/Luigi that the queen is having a nice 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
In Super Mario Galaxy 2, Queen Bee makes a reappearance in the Honeyhop Galaxy. This time 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 Honeybees. 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 Honeybee 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 could not.
Queen Bee also appears in the Super Mario-kun manga. Her role is the same as in Super Mario Galaxy, although she is very ill.
Mario Kart 7
Honey Queen makes her first playable appearance in Mario Kart 7, which also marks her handheld game debut as well as her first appearance in the Mario Kart series. In the game, she is an unlockable character and is much smaller than she is in the Super Mario Galaxy installments at roughly the same size as Donkey Kong and Bowser, 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, the Honeybee Hive, and a signature kart, the Bumble V. Additionally, her Birthday Girl and Peach Parasol are colored purple, akin to the other female characters (Peach, Daisy, and Rosalina) also using their signature colors for these items. Her emblem consists of a small bee with a crown in the place of its head.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Honey Queen appears as a master spirit. She runs a Dojo where spirits can learn the "Big-Bee Style", which increases defense, jump, and weight, but decreases offense and move speed.
Dr. Mario World
Honey Queen appears as one of the randomly obtained assistants in staffing in Dr. Mario World. She was added to the game's pool of assistants in the October 4th, 2019 update. Her stage mode effect is to transform an object (mainly viruses) into a skill charger, where it is 10% at the first level and 50% at the maximum level. Her versus mode effect is to also transform a random object (mainly viruses), though the chance it activates is greater, at 30% at the first level and 70% at the maximum level.
Honey Queen is a very large bee, over ten 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. Whenever she speaks, she does so in the first person plural, a trait commonly associated with royalty.
Profiles and statistics
Super Mario Galaxy trading card description
"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
- Class: Heavy
- Stat Boosts
- Speed: 4
- Acceleration: 2
- Weight: 4.25
- Handling: 2.5
- Off-Road: 3.5
- 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."
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate spirit
|Name||Image||Game||Type||Class||Effect||How to obtain||Spirit battle|
|Honey Queen||Super Mario Series||Master (Dojo)||N/A||Big-Bee Style
Increase: Defense, Jump, Weight
Decrease: Offense, Move Speed
|World of Light (Light Realm)||Giant Pikachu||Rule: Item: Beehive
||Mario Galaxy||Gusty Garden Galaxy|
Dr. Mario World
- Stage mode: "Grants 10%/20%/30%/40%/50% chance a skill charger will appear on stage start."
- Versus mode: "Grants 30%/40%/50%/60%/70% chance a skill charger will appear on stage start."
|Super Mario Galaxy||Non-Playable Character||Japan:
November 1, 2007
|Super Mario Galaxy 2||Non-Playable Character||North America:
May 23, 2010
|Mario Kart 7||Unlockable Playable Character||Japan:
December 1, 2011
|Super Smash Bros. Ultimate||Spirit||Japan:
December 7, 2018
|Dr. Mario World||Assistant||Japan:
October 4, 2019
|Super Mario 3D All-Stars||Non-Playable Character||Worldwide:
September 18, 2020
- "Yes, that's the ticket!" - Super Mario Galaxy
- "Ah...that feels goooood! ♪" - Super Mario Galaxy
- "Ahoo hoo! That tickles! ♪" - Super Mario Galaxy
- "These are the kinds of things you can expect from our style." - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
- "Ah, marvelous. Really quite perfect." - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Sprites and models
Mario Kart 7 (emblem)
Names in other languages
|Dutch||Honey Queen||Honey Queen|
|French||Reine des Abeilles||Queen Bee|
Honigkönigin (Mario Kart 7)
|Italian||Dolceape Regina||Queen Honeybee|
|Portuguese (NOA)||Abelha-rainha||Queen Bee|
|Portuguese (NOE)||Abelha-Rainha||Queen Bee|
Королева пчел (Super Smash Bros. Ultimate)
|Spanish (NOA)||Abeja reina||Queen Bee|
|Spanish (NOE)||Abeja Reina||Queen Bee|