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Old-gen console/3DS-Only Content: This information applies only to the Old-gen console and 3DS versions of Terraria.
  • Beeswax item spriteold Beeswax item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Use time20 (Very fast)
TooltipSummons a pet tiphia
RarityRarity level: 5
Grants Buff
BuffPet TiphiaPet Tiphia(Old-gen console and 3DS versions)
Buff tooltipWants all the honeys
Summons Pet
  • Tiphia
  • Internal Item ID: 5019 (Old-gen console and 3DS versions)
  • Internal Buff ID: 204 (Old-gen console and 3DS versions)
Obtained from Obtained from
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Dragon HornetDragon Hornet.pngDragon Hornet110%
For the crafting material, see Bee Wax. For the accessory, see Honey Comb. For the other pet-summoning item which summons a Baby Hornet, see Nectar.

Beeswax is a pet-summoning item that spawns a Tiphia when used. It grants the Pet Tiphia buff that lasts until the player manually cancels it by selecting the buff's icon in the buff menu, or if the player dies. The pet can deal 1–5 damage to an enemy if it runs into one, although it will not follow it.

It is an uncommon drop from Dragon Hornets. It can also rarely be obtained from Gold Chests and Ivy Chests in the Underground Jungle.

This pet will not teleport to the player when it is far away.


  • This item used to be called Honeycomb. To avoid confusion with the accessory, Honey Comb, it was renamed to Beeswax, although this can still cause confusion with Bee Wax(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions).


  • (Console and Mobile versions) If this item was in a player's inventory, it was replaced with a Gold Bunny upon updating.[1]
  • The name of the pet comes from tiphia, a genus of wasps. Despite its name, the pet actually bears only little resemblance to the members of the genus. It used to be called Hornet.

See also

  • HornetHornet – an enemy sharing almost the exact same appearance
  • Bee MountBee Mount(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions) – a rideable bee mount
  • Hornet StaffHornet minion(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions) – a hornet minion which fights enemies
  • BeeBee – a very small enemy of similar appearance


  • Console 1.02: Renamed from "Honeycomb" to "Beeswax". Now dropped by Dragon Hornets.
  • Mobile 1.2.6508: Renamed from "Honeycomb" to "Beeswax". Now dropped by Dragon Hornets.
  • 3DS-Release: Introduced, dropped by Dragon Hornets and named “Beeswax”.