Bee hive

From Wurmpedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Main / Skills / Carpentry / Fine carpentry / Bee hive


Bee hive
A Bee hive
Creation
Total materials
Result
  • Bee hive (60.00 kg)
Skill and improvement


Warning: this article is work in progress. Expect frequent changes.
Information is being tweaked, and may change over the next few days


Description

An enclosed structure in which some honey bee species of the subgenus Apis live and raise their young.

A bee hive is a created item used to attract nearby queen bees for them to migrate from a wild bee hive.

Products

Bees will consume either honey or sugar approximately once every 5 real life days, with a preference for sugar (there is a daily check with a 1-in-5 chance of consuming 10g of honey or sugar).

  • If no honey or sugar is available, the bees have a chance to die off.
  • During the winter Wurm months, the hive will become "dormant" if a queen is present. During this time, the queen will still require food to stay alive.
  • A bee hive produces honey and bees wax over time.
    • The amount produced is dependent on nearby flowers, fields, and trees.
      • Flowers are the best in helping the production increase.
    • If surrounding tiles don't produce enough nectar to feed the bees, nothing is produced.
      • Higher quality hives look at a larger area of tiles.
  • The quality of honey and bees wax is the same as the hive quality.

Queens

The bee hive may have an attached descriptor to its name when you hover over it, which tells you the status:

  • Dormant - this shows in the winter only. This means the hive has one queen, and will reactivate in the spring.
  • Empty - there is no queen in the hive.
  • Noisy - the hive has two queens.
  • Active - the hive has one queen, and is active.

Migration

Bees can migrate to a domestic bee hive if certain conditions are met. There are also some things a player can do to increase the chances.

If a wild hive has one queen bee, the domestic hive must be of a higher quality than the wild hive.

  • The higher the quality of the domestic hive, the higher the chance of migration.
  • The closer the domestic hive is to the wild hive, the higher the chance of migration.
    • The distance and quality of the domestic hive from the wild hive both combine to effect the odds that a migration will occur.
  • The migration will bring the queen and the swarm to the domestic hive.


If a wild hive has two queen bees, the hive quality will not affect the chances of migration.

  • A domestic bee hive will have a higher chance of migration the closer it is to the wild hive.
  • The migration will bring the second queen to the domestic hive.

If a wild hive's queen(s) have all migrated, the wild hive will be removed.

If a domestic bee hive had a queen residing before Wurm winter and becomes empty, they have a chance to repopulate in the spring

Opening a Hive

Wild hive's contents

When opening a hive, the bees can sting you, dealing poison damage, unless you have a lit bee smoker.

  • Note: When opening a hive with a lit bee smoker in the inventory, all produced honey and bees wax within the hive has a chance to be removed.
  • Bees will not sting passers by.






Notes

  • Empty hives can be carried or loaded, once active they can only be loaded.
    • Bees in a vehicle still require food.
    • Loading an active hive can result in being stung, causing poison damage, unless a lit bee smoker is carried.
  • Can be locked with a small or large padlock.
    • When locked, you can set permissions on it to allow or restrict access.

See Also