Bees! Bees! Bees! Extra Bees For Minecraft


BEES! Noble bees! Sinister bees! Tipsy bees! Boggy bees! Gothic bees! You want bees? How about bovine bees? Minty bees? Creepy bees? Lustrous bees? Modest bees? But wait, there’s more: tarry bees! Absolute bees! Stained bees! Over 150 species of bee are just waiting for you to tend, study, and DNA-engineer them in Minecraft once you install the Forestry mod and the aptly-named plugin Extra Bees. What about bauxite bees? Glowering bees? Malicious Bees? Virulent Bees? Frigid bees? Jaded bees? Oh you betcha. And ravenous bees! Pulped bees! Sticky bees! Caustic bees!

Look at this glorious list of bees. I’ve had it open in a browser tab for several months now, not sure when or why the page got there but hugely enjoying chancing upon it and looking at some bees. Look at all those bees. Keeping these different bees will get you combs dripping with everything from venom and diamonds to snowballs and uranium, naturally. Honey too, I guess.

Extra Bees creator Binnie has also come up with Extra Trees, doing what you’d expect, a Botany mod adding loads of flowers and gardening tools, and, sure, a Genetics mod with machines to sequence the DNA of all these new species and splice them up real good. A whole new world of species to discover, tend to, study, and experiment on is here. A new natural history to uncover.

I’m sure other mods do similar things. I don’t care about who was first or who does it best. Right now I’m enjoying looking at a huge list of bizarre bees, delighted that people made all of this.

Not enough bees? Try the Magic Bees plugin too!

We'll see who brings in more honey!


  1. RedViv says:

    This sounds like a job for… DOCTOR BEES!

    • WiggumEsquilax says:

      Bee mobs led by Dr. Bees, shooting a variety of different bees at you, cannot be modded in soon enough

      • RedWurm says:

        I fear the situation would only be made worse by the addition of yet more bees.

  2. JoeX111 says:

    I’m very disappointed that the following YouTube clip was not included in this post.

  3. Anthile says:

    Bee the change you want to see in the world.

  4. JarinArenos says:

    The timing of this article confuses me… these have all been around for over a year now.

    • RedWurm says:

      True, but there’s updates in the offing, including a new database that lets me pick and choose anything up to a complete custom genetic template to inoculate your bees.

    • Alice O'Connor says:

      Does that matter? Can we not be excited by bees?

      • Malawi Frontier Guard says:

        Please write a follow-up after playing the mod a couple of hours. I’d be very interested to read about your experience.

        • solidsquid says:

          Been playing a modpack with the bees added and I’ve just started messing about with the bee mod stuff. Conclusion after a couple of hours will probably be “Wow, I’ve hardly done anything with this”

  5. MacTheGeek says:

    Was rather hoping for some Aunt Beas. Who you could deputize. To nip things in the bud.

  6. Jackablade says:

    Bees. My God.

  7. Velko says:

    But most importantly, do they have shadows?

    • Ross Angus says:

      Goddamnit, I came here to say that. I begrudgingly laugh at your comment.

  8. BlacKHeaDSg1 says:

    Did RPS just discovered modded MC ?? xD xD xD Damm late.

  9. CookPassBabtridge says:

    I like my women like I like my coffee… COVERED IN BEES

  10. SubparFiddle says:

    All the cool kids stick with Better than Wolves…

    • Niyu says:

      Yeah, Good ol’ Better than Wolves is always the way to go in mincraft for me

  11. socrate says:

    aahh the bee mod a bit late but still fun to see some talk about it..its an amazing mods for people who love to seek perfection and realize there is no such thing

  12. geldonyetich says:

    Of course, the best way to enjoy your Minecraft bees is to pipe them about into extravagent bee recombination chambers with the aid of BuildCraft. I wonder if Applied Energistics would work well with them, since you may well require that level of storage before the bees are absolutely overwhelming.