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Giant Bee

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Apis mellifera Western honey bee

Western honey bee (Apis mellifera)

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Common Name Giant Bee
Group Invertebrates
Species Apis lithohermaea
Time Middle Miocene
Diet Floravore
Temperament Territorial
PC Release Date Not Yet Released
Domestication
Tameable Yes
Wild

In the wild, Apis Lithohermaea Drones never stray far from their nests, which they build high in the Island’s Redwood trees or on rocky cliffsides. Apis Drones can be seen swarming around the nest in groups, but to get a look at the Queen Apis, one would need to crack open the nest itself. Speaking from experience, this is not a pleasant task, as the untameable Apis Drones are quite territorial. I probably should have that one coming, in hindsight. Take caution: Apis stings will significantly weaken any creature which suffers them, and because its stinger is not barbed, Apis can sting multiple times without its stinger being ripped away.

Domesticated

A tamed Apis Queen will lay new drone eggs, and construct a nest that survivors can farm for honey, so long as they remember to wear specialised bee-keeping gear. Said honey is not only sweet and delicious, but laced with scents that land mammals find irresistible. Many hunters use it to bait their traps. Apis Drones will also follow their Queen into battle, so they can be used for self-defence in a pinch.

 
— The Dossier

The Apis or Giant Bee is a large invertebrate found in the redwood trees of the Ark.

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Appearance

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Behavior

TBA

Domestication

Taming

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Trivia

  • The dossier was revealed on September 20, 2016.
  • The giant bee is the third creature to have a queen, with the first being Araneomorphus (Broodmother Lysrix), and the second being Titanomyrma, although the Titanomyrma queen is not currently in-game.
  • The dossier may reference possible apiarist armor in a future update.

Trivia not relevant for the game

  • The Giant Bee's scientific name Apis lithohermaea is that of an actual species of giant bee that dwelled in Miocene Japan. Of course, the real animal was much smaller.

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