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  • Beenade item spriteold Beenade item sprite
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Damage12 (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) / 14 (Old-gen console and 3DS versions) (Ranged)
Knockback1 (Extremely weak)
Critical chance4%
Use time15 (Very fast)
TooltipExplodes into a swarm of bees
RarityRarity level: 0
Sell5 SC (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) / 2 SC (Old-gen console and 3DS versions)
Research99 required
Projectile created
  • Beenade
Obtained from Obtained from Obtained from
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Queen BeeQueen Bee.gifQueen Bee10–3075%
Treasure Bag(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
(Queen Bee)
Treasure Bag (Queen Bee)Treasure Bag
(Queen Bee)
(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
Beenades being used to attack Target Dummies and a Skeleton. Note the four groups of bees, and how they home in on the Skeleton.

The Beenade is a consumable ranged weapon that acts similarly to a regular Grenade when thrown but releases 15–25 friendly bee projectiles upon detonating after 3 seconds. These bee projectiles deal 100% of the Beenade's base damage ((Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) 12 / (Old-gen console and 3DS versions) 14 base damage) per hit[1], and have a 1/2 (50%) chance to deal 1 extra damage. Bee projectiles will home in on nearby enemies before dissipating after a 10-second duration, upon piercing enemies or ricocheting off solid blocks a total of three times, or immediately upon contact with water or lava. Friendly bees spawned from Beenades cannot inflict critical hits.

Beenades have a 3/4 (75%) / 100% chance of being dropped by the Queen Bee in an amount ranging from 10 to 30 (10 to 29), and on the Desktop version Desktop version, Console version Console version, and Mobile version Mobile version, Beenades can also be crafted from one Grenade and one Bee Wax.



ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version only:
Iron AnvilIron Anvil
Lead AnvilLead Anvil


  • With the Hive Pack(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) equipped, all Bee projectiles have a 1/2 (50%) chance to be converted into Giant Bee projectiles, which always deal 1-3 extra damage, have a knockback of 0.5 (Extremely weak), can pierce enemies or ricochet off solid blocks 4 times in total, fly noticeably faster, and last 11 seconds. Both kinds of bee projectiles will dissipate immediately on contact with water or lava.[2]
  • Friendly bees generated from Beenades are capable of spawning in honey, but they will move much more slowly while submerged.
  • Beenades that explode in water or lava cannot spawn bees.
  • Like all homing weapons, bees spawned from Beenades do not home in on players in PvP.


  • Beenades are perhaps best used in large, open spaces. Since tight spaces have a higher chance of having bees bouncing off surfaces, thereby reducing potential damage, the real damage is caused by the bee swarm.
  • Beenades are exceptionally effective against certain bosses. Against the Wall of Flesh, they swarm the Hungries, taking them out very quickly. It takes about 50–100 / 100–150 Beenades to kill the Wall of Flesh.


  • Beenade is a portmanteau of bee and grenade.


  • Console 1.0.750.0: (PlayStation 4)
    • Can now be crafted.
    • Weapon type changed from Ranged to Throwing.


  1. Information taken from the Desktop version Desktop source code, method Kill() in Terraria.Projectile.cs. There may be inaccuracies, as the current Desktop version Desktop version is
  2. Information taken from the Desktop version Desktop source code, methods beeType() in Terraria.Player.cs, beeDamage() in Terraria.Player.cs, beeKB() in Terraria.Player.cs, and SetDefaults() in Terraria.Projectile.cs. Although the actual knockback of Giant Bees is 0.5 + Bee knockback × 1.1, all normal Bees have 0 knockback, making the 1.1× multiplier never effective. There may be inaccuracies, as the current Desktop version Desktop version is