Woodie Portrait.png
Bees got no business getting that big.

Woodie

The Bee Queen is a Boss Monster exclusive to Don't Starve Together, introduced in A New Reign. She has the appearance of a gigantic Bee with two large wings, a stinger, black and yellow stripes on her thorax and a beehive on her abdomen. The Bee Queen is spawned after a Gigantic Beehive is Hammered sufficiently. She will emerge from the hive, leaving a honey blotch behind. She immediately spawns Grumble Bees, and will auto-target any player that approaches.

If left alone long enough without being attacked, the Bee Queen will return to her patch and replant herself. The Gigantic Beehive can be immediately hammered again to respawn her.

Upon death, the Bee Queen drops 3-4 Honey, 1-2 Honeycomb, 1 Stinger, 6-7 Royal Jelly, a Bee Queen Crown, and the rare Blueprint for Bundling Wraps.

Brain.png Behavior

She attacks by initially spawning 4-5 Grumble Bees at a time. Grumble Bees attack the player, with the Bee Queen in pursuit. In close range, the Bee Queen can stab the player with her stinger, dealing 60 damage. Since she is considered a bee, the damage she deals is reduced by a Beekeeper Hat.

The amount of Grumble Bees she spawns will increase as her health decreases, reaching up to 8 at a time in the second half of the fight. She will additionally start boosting her minions by screeching. Boosted Grumble Bees attack much faster and are challenging to kite in larger groups.

At 100% to 75% health (22500 to 16875 hp), she spawns a first batch of Grumble Bees. During this part of the fight, only 3 to 6 bees can be present at a time (unless the Bee Queen strays too far from her current bees). Between 75% to 50% health (16875 to 11250 hp), she will spawn another batch of bees, increasing the number of grumble bees to 6 to 9. From 50% to 25% health (11250 to 5625 hp), she will begin screeching. The screeches in this phase usually have a decent amount of time between them, appearing to be around 30 seconds. The number of minion bees still stays at 6-9. Below 25% health (5625 to 0 hp), she will screech almost constantly, with a time of around 5 seconds before each bout. She will attempt to melee the player with her stinger more frequently while screeching, and the number of minion bees stays at 6-9.


Below is the number of hits it takes with each weapon to kill a Bee Queen when playing with characters with a default damage modifier. The Weather Pain is not included due to the random nature of its projectile.

Weapon No. of hits for
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Tooth Trap.png Immune
Fishing Rod.pngBug Net.png 5295
Lucy the Axe.png 1655
Shovel.png Pitchfork.png Hammer.png Torch.png Umbrella.png Walking Cane.png Willow's Lighter.png 1324
Axe.png Pickaxe.png Luxury Axe.png Opulent Pickaxe.png Boomerang.png Tail o' Three Cats.png 828
Ham Bat.png 379-750
PickSlashAxe.png 736
Spear.png 662
Bat Bat.png Battle Spear.png 530
Electric Dart.png 150 or 250
Morning Star.png 312 or 518
Slurtle Slime.png 450
Tentacle Spike.png 442
Thulecite Club.png 379
Dark Sword.png 331
Blow Dart.png 225
Fire Staff.png Fire Dart.png 150-225
Gunpowder.png 113

It takes 5 blasts to freeze a Bee Queen with an Ice Staff and it takes 5 Sleep Darts to put it to sleep.

Honey.png Honey Trail

She leaves behind a trail of honey as she moves that slows down the player, making it potentially difficult to chase her. The honey will eventually disperse.

Placeholder.png Trivia

  • The Bee Queen was introduced in the Cute Fuzzy Animals update.
  • The Bee Queen is the second boss to have her own battle music, the first being Toadstool. Her first battle song later became Dragonfly's, a second song was later added just for her.
  • Her screech attack will also scare Pigs.
  • Even though she is the Queen of all Bees, she can accidentally attack Grumble Bees and aggro them, therefore aggroing all bees in the area.
  • Bee Queen and her Grumble Bees appear to follow blooming Wormwood's flower trail.

Blueprint.png Gallery

Gramophone.png Sounds

The Bee Queen's battle theme.
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