Wintry Bee

Wintry Bee
Item Wintry Bee.png

Wintry Bee

Coagapis brumalis
Grid Frozen Comb.png Production Speed: 2.5 min
Required Humidity Normal
Required Temperature Icy
Pollinates With Snow
Effect Freezing
Branch Frozen
Source Hive Snowy Hive
Source Mod Forestry
Possible Descendants 8 Species

Wintry Bees are a common type of bee found in Snow Beehives. They are bred in an Apiary or Alveary.

When breaking a Wintry Beehive with a Scoop, it will drop a Wintry Princess with an 80% chance of also dropping a Wintry Drone. Wintry Drones can also be found in Igloo chests (1-3, 20%). These can then be bred in an Apiary or an Alveary to produce a Wintry Queen. Breeding them with different species can result in new mutations.

Snow Hives are typically found in snowy biomes, such as Taiga, Ice Plains, Ice Mountains and Snow Forests.

Wintry bees have the "Freezing" Effect which will turn water on their territory into ice. They do not work at night, underground or when it is raining unless bred to do so.


Wintry Bees produce Frozen Combs which can be made into Honey Drops, which then can be used in a Beealyzer as well as other Bee related machinery.

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Frozen Comb
Honey Drop
Beeswax (Forestry)
Crystalline Pollen


Wintry Bees require an icy to cold temperature and normal humidity to start working. Their tolerance can be increased through selective breeding or an Acclimatiser.

They require at least one regular block of Snow in addition to normal flowers near their hive to start working.


The traits below are correct for pure-bred Wintry Bees:

Genetic Traits
Climate / Humidity Icy / Normal
Temp. Tol / Humid. Tol. +-1 / None
Lifespan Short
Speed Slower
Pollination Slowest
Flowers Snow
Fertility 4 Drones
Area 9 x 6 x 9
Diurnal / Nocturnal / Flyer / Cave Yes / No / No / No
Effect Freezing

Further Mutations[edit]

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Breeding Pair Chance Result
Wintry Bee x Forest BeeMeadows BeeModest BeeTropical BeeMarshy BeeWater BeeRocky BeeMarbled BeeEmbittered Bee

Wintry + Hive Bee (Forest, Meadows, Modest, Tropical, Marshy, Water, Rocky, Marbled, or Embittered)

15% Common Bee


Wintry Bee x Common Bee

Wintry + Common

12% Cultivated Bee


Wintry Bee x Industrious Bee

Wintry + Industrious

12% Icy Bee


Wintry Bee x Icy Bee

Wintry + Icy

8% Glacial Bee


Wintry Bee x Forest Bee

Wintry + Forest Can only be bred around Christmas

10% Merry Bee


Wintry Bee x Meadows Bee

Wintry + Meadows Can only be bred around New Years

10% Tipsy Bee


Wintry Bee x Diligent Bee

Wintry + Diligent

10% Frigid Bee


Wintry Bee x Valiant Bee

Wintry + Valiant

5% Bleached Bee