Monsters Entry 22: Bee royalty. She might have some delicious royal jelly stuck to her abdomen.
|Spawns:||In bee hives found in the Jungle|
|Notes:||• Drops Royal Jelly upon death.|
• Immune to stomp damage unless the Spike Shoes are worn.
The Queen Bee is a mini-boss enemy that can sometimes be found in levels of the Jungle, inside colossal bee hives.
She is tough and dangerous, with 10 HP, the ability to fly erratically and a powerful stinger that does 2 points of damage. Furthermore, she is always accompanied by a swarm of regular Killer Bees that will protect her with their lives. She is immune to stomp attacks unless the Spelunker is wearing Spike Shoes.
However, should you manage to kill her, she will drop precious Royal Jelly which instantly grants 4 HP when collected.
In addition, bee hives are usually filled with treasure, supply crates and occasionally Damsels, making it worth your while to explore them.
There are a number of ways to slay her safely, such as:
- Retreating to a safe distance with a ranged weapon.
- Luring her into Tiki Traps or a worm's tongue.
- A well placed Sticky Bomb.
- Combo-ing spike boot stomps (make sure you have generous space above you).
Due to her size, the Queen Bee can't move through spaces a single tile wide. If you can find an alcove or tunnel that is only one block tall and lead the Queen Bee towards it, you will be able to stand near the edge and whip her to death without fear of being hit.