Skeleton Bee

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Skeleton Bee
SML2 Artwork - Skeleton Bee.png
First appearance Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (1992)
Parent species Bībī

A Skeleton Bee[1] is an enemy in Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins that appears in Area 4 of the Tree Zone, and like Bībī and Būichi, it can only be found in this particular stage. The Skeleton Bee is tougher than their non-skeletal counterparts, as they can come back to life after Mario defeats it. Doing a Spin Jump or using a Star are the only ways to defeat them permanently. Also like their counterparts, they appear out of the hives in the background and move very slowly. In official artwork, they appear to have a normal, non-skeletal body; however, in gameplay, the bottom half is able to be seen through as if they are completely composed of bones.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ガイコツバチ[2]
Gaikotsu Bachi
Skeleton Bee
Spanish Abeja Ósea[citation needed] Bone Bee
French Abeille-Squelette[3] Skeleton-Bee


  1. Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins English instruction booklet, page 13.
  2. Super Mario Land 2: 6-tsu no Kinka Japanese instruction booklet, page 16.
  3. European instruction manual of Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins, page 57.