Gigantic Beehive

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The Gigantic Beehive is a naturally spawning object exclusive to Don't Starve Together, introduced in A New Reign. It can be found in the Grasslands along with other Beehives. It looks similar to a normal beehive, but much larger in size. The Bee Queen resides within, and Hammering it repeatedly will spawn her.

A stream of Honey flows out of the hole near the top, and hammering the Gigantic Beehive will reduce the size of the stream. Every 120 seconds, the honey stream will grow, and can be hammered again to receive more Honey. The Gigantic Beehive has 4 stages of honey growth, each signified by how much honey is dripping out of it.

Each hammering has a 49% chance of dropping 1 Honey and a 1% chance of dropping 1 Honeycomb onto the ground, which can be picked up. Honey can be repeatedly harvested until the stream is gone, without spawning the Bee Queen; however, there is a chance that hammering it to Stage 1 (a tiny bit of honey showing) will still spawn the Bee Queen, and hammering it at Stage 1 will always cause her to awaken. As a result, care is to be taken, as there is always a risk of the Bee Queen being summoned if one wants to maximize honey collection.

When destroyed, the Gigantic Beehive will become a Honey Patch, which cannot be walked on. It will regenerate in 20 days, which also makes Honeycomb renewable. As it is growing, the Gigantic Beehive will have two extra growth stages, each called the Somewhat Gigantic Beehive. Each character has a different quote for a Somewhat Gigantic Beehive.

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  • As Bee Boxes do not produce Honey during Winter, the Gigantic Beehive is the only renewable source of Honey during said season.
  • In general, a base can be made a few screens away from the Gigantic Beehive, as the free Honey is relatively riskless to obtain; even if the Bee Queen is summoned, the player can simply run away till the Bee Queen loses interest and replants herself.

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