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Code name
Weapon, Swallowable
Locations (amount)
Farm Arrays (8)
Garbage Wastes (4)
Industrial Complex (2, none as Monk)
Respawn time
7 to 10 cycles (variations: 2-3, 2-4, 2-5)

A Beehive with an unusually tall stem

Beehives, also referred to as "Paincones" are environmental hazards that can be triggered with creature proximity or thrown at range. Not lethal by themselves, beehives are capable of immobilizing even the largest creatures for a short period of time. They appear as reddish-black bulbs surrounded by black insects, growing on long, swaying stems.



Beehives in the wild normally activate with creature proximity, but can be pacified with the use of a  Spore Puff, allowing them to be carried by Slugcat with no activation risk. Beehives can also be quickly plucked off their stems and thrown before activation. They can also be found being carried by  Scavengers. The reason that  Spore Puffs temporarily deactivate beehives is likely that the spores are known to be dangerous to arthropods and bugs so it paralyzes the bees.

When thrown or activated, a large quantity of blinking white and red bugs burst out of the hive. These bugs tether nearby creatures to surfaces with thin web-like strings. Luckily these bees only last for 9 - 10 seconds. A few strings connected can be broken off by moving and jumping, but the creature is immobilized for a few seconds. Bugs and their strings deal negligible damage, however, they can render creatures helpless to attack by others.


  • Beehives were released in the game's 1.5 update.
  • The bees seem to share the model of older Mimic Beetles and Camo Bugs.
  • It is possible to be killed by Beehives, though this is usually only doable in the Arena's sandbox mode. You must first fill up a large pit with Beehives, then detonate them all at once with a  Cherrybomb. The massive swarm of bugs may cause the game to lag, and create strange effects when they attach to Slugcat (e.g. making sharp turns for no reason). After a while, Slugcat abruptly dies. This is not intentional and is likely due to a glitch that arises when such a large amount of entities are on-screen and manipulating Slugcat at once, placing the game engine under a large amount of stress.
  • Many creatures can be killed by Beehives if enough are thrown, as each 'bee' that attaches to a creature deals a minuscule amount of damage to them. This is very unlikely to be possible outside of the Arena however, unless the creature's health is brought down low enough beforehand.
    • With ✔️DLCDownpour's  Joke Rifle, this has become much easier to achieve, as the insects that it fires when loaded with a Beehive behave much more consistently, making it possible to ensure that most or all of them affect the target in question. Relatedly, Rifle-fired insects almost never target the Rifle user, so using it to be killed by Bees is impossible.