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Honey bee
Urist likes honey bees for their buzzing.


· Extract · Flying · Hiveable · Syndrome

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Wikipedia article

This article is about an older version of DF.
A small flying insect that lives in large colonies. It has a powerful stinger on its tail. Its hives are prized for their honey.
Admired for its busy nature.

Honey bees are a type of vermin. They are found in any area that isn't freezing and can spawn after embark even if not originally present. Their wild colonies can be transferred into artificial hives and used in the beekeeping industry producing royal jelly, honey and wax as end products. They can sting a nearby dwarf resulting in the death of the bee and causing slight pain but no negative thought for the dwarf. This sometimes results in the Recover Wounded task, which may actually give a good thought to the stung dwarf.

There are often tens of thousands inside mature hives. They are not killed by cats, however, they can fill up your refuse stockpile if dwarves are regularly stung by them.

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