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Bees.gifOld-gen console version and Nintendo 3DS version
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Inflicts debuff
Inflicts debuff
Debuff tooltipSlowly losing life
Duration2–6 seconds2.5–7.5 seconds

The Bee is a small flying enemy that usually appears in the Underground Jungle. They can be spawned by the Queen Bee, and will also appear when destroying Bee Hives and occasionally when mining Hive blocks (which are mainly found in Bee Hive biomes). They attack by flying into their target, dealing contact damage. In Expert Mode(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions), Bees will inflict the Poisoned debuff to players for 2–6 / 2.5–7.5 seconds.

On the Desktop version Desktop version, Console version Console version, and Mobile version Mobile version, Bees can also damage other enemies. Bees can select any enemy (except themselves and the Queen Bee) or the player as their target, and they always attack the nearest target. Bees deal 100% of their contact damage to the target but will also take 100% of contact damage from said target.[1]


Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
2 values: Pre-Hardmode › Hardmode
3 values: Pre-Hardmode › Hardmode › Post-Plantera
NPC ID Type Health Damage Defense KB Resist
210 Bee.gif Bee 20/245278/3678117 20/244264/366396 5/4812 50%/55%/60%
211 Small Bee.gif Small Bee 10/125266/187899 15/186480/2796120 2/168 50%/55%/60%



  • Since Bees can spawn from Hive blocks, it is recommended that the Bee Hive is entered with caution, even though they have little defense and health. While even the lowest-tier pickaxe, the Copper Pickaxe, is capable of killing them, breaking too many Hives at once can overwhelm a player with low-tier armor.


  • The BestiaryBestiary entry for the Bee: "Found in hives and nests all throughout the jungle, these tiny pests will swarm an adventurer at every turn."

See also

  • HornetHornet – a similar, but much more dangerous enemy
  • Moss HornetMoss Hornet – a Hardmode-exclusive, enhanced version of the Hornet
  • Bee MountBee Mount(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions) – a rideable bee mount
  • Hornet minionHornet minion – a hornet minion which fights enemies
  • Baby HornetBaby Hornet – a hornet pet (which will not fight)
  • TiphiaTiphia(Old-gen console and 3DS versions) – a tiphia pet sharing almost the exact same appearance as a hornet (which will do 1 damage to enemies every ~0.3 seconds, but not chase them)



  1. Information taken from the Desktop version Desktop source code, methods UpdateNPC() in Terraria.NPC.cs, GetHurtByOtherNPCs() in Terraria.NPC.cs, BeHurtyOtherNPCs() in Terraria.NPC.cs, and AI_005_EaterOfSouls and field Sets.HurtingBees in Terraria.ID.NPCID.cs.