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"Honeybees" redirects here. For information about the level in Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins, see Honeybees (level).
Not to be confused with Honey-Bee.
Artwork of Bees from Super Mario Galaxy
Honeybees in Super Mario Galaxy
First appearance Super Mario Galaxy (2007)
Latest appearance Super Mario 3D All-Stars (2020)
Subject origin Bee
Notable members
Honey Queen
“New Bees must greet Her Highness, Queen Bee!”
Honeybee, Super Mario Galaxy

Honeybees are a species of sapient bee that appears in Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2. They are roughly the same size as Mario, and they often talk to him as he explores the galaxies they inhabit. The Honey Queen acts as their ruler.


Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario Galaxy[edit]

One of the honeybees in the Honeyhive Galaxy in Super Mario Galaxy

In their first appearance, in Super Mario Galaxy, honeybees appear in the Honeyhive Galaxy, Gold Leaf Galaxy, and Sea Slide Galaxy. In addition, the Bee Mushroom makes its first appearance in this game, and it allows Mario to transform into Bee Mario. In this form, Mario is able to flutter through the air for a brief period of time and also stick to and climb honey walls.

Super Mario Galaxy 2[edit]

Many of the passengers, including one of the honeybees, that visit Starship Mario in Super Mario Galaxy 2

In Super Mario Galaxy 2, the honeybees appear in a few galaxies and have the same role as in Super Mario Galaxy. Occasionally, they give the player helpful tips on how best to control Mario after he transforms into Bee Mario. After the player completes the mission The Secret Wall Jump in the Honeybloom Galaxy, a honeybee appears onboard Starship Mario and tells the player that they can flutter higher in the air if they collect coins while hovering as Bee Mario. When the honeybee boards Starship Mario, Lubba says he is allergic to bees.

Honeybees also appear in Honeyhop Galaxy, and the Honey Queen makes a reappearance.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, three honeybees make a cameo appearance on the Honey Queen spirit.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ハニービー
Hanī Bī
Honey Bee
Chinese 蜜蜂
German Honigbiene Honeybee
Italian Dolceape Sweet-bee
Spanish Abeja Bee