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The Bees

Posted by (Group Owner) on Jul. 19, 2011 at 9:46 PM
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The Hives:

Before you purchase bees, you must first purchase a hive for them to live in.  There are two types of hives, the rope hive & the wood hive.  The difference between the two hives is their processing time to make honey:

Rope Hive - 23 gems & processes nectar into honey every 10 minutes

Wood Hive - 18 gems & processes nectar into honey every 20 minutes 

 

The Bees:

There are two types of bees, the fat bee & the [skinny] bee.  The difference between the two bees is that the fat bee works harder, bringing back more nectar faster than the skinny bee.  Fat bees are better to have than skinny bees.

[skinny] Bee - 100,000 coins

Fat Bee - 150,000 coins

If you have more than one farm, the bees will visit both without you having to do anything.  As you farm, you will notice them flying about, collecting nectar if it is available. 

 

Collecting Nectar:

The bees will only collect nectar from specific trees & plants:

TREES:  Apple, Apricot, Cherry, Orange, Pear, Plum, Sakura

GRAIN:  Buckwheat, Sunflowers

FLOWERS:  Camomile, clover, Lavender,  Red Roses, Pink Roses, White Roses

To collect the nectar...

First, make sure you have trees, grain or flowers with flowers for the bees to visit. 

1. You cannot collect nectar from fruit.  Bees collect from flowers only.

2. You cannot collect nectar from flower buds. Flowers must be in full bloom.

Next, click on your hive & send the bees out.  Your friends can visit your farm and release your bees, too.  The more the bees get out, the more honey you will collect!

Last, after the bees have been out for a little while, check your hive to see if the bees are collecting & depositing honey inside.  You can do this by hovering the tool over the hive just like you would for any other factory to see what is in process. 

If your bees have not dropped off nectar & they have been out for several minutes, then click your hive & send the bees home.  After you've sent them home, check the hive again to see if there is nectar in process.  If there is, then you can send your bees out again to collect more if you want to. 

You can send your harvester around while the bees are collecting & the bees will simply move when the harvester comes upon a plant they are harvesting nectar from.  They won't be run over.

Getting Honey:

Depending on which hive you chose, the rope or the wood, will depend on how long it takes you to start collecting honey jars outside of your hive.  Rope hives will produce a honey jar every 10 minutes & a wood hive will produce a honey jar every 20 minutes.

by on Jul. 19, 2011 at 9:46 PM
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anng.atlanta
by on Jul. 19, 2011 at 10:22 PM

Does a bee collect one nectar per flower? Do the flowers like roses have to be ready to harvest in order for them to collect? Does a tree have to be in flower (not fruit) in order to collect?

arp2023
by on Jul. 19, 2011 at 10:31 PM

K...while harvesting my farm I sent my bees out 5 times...I released them and they came back on their own after a couple of minutes. I still show 0 in process 0 done. Now I didn't expect to see any done BUT I thought they would be bringing back some nectar every time they went out???? Am I missing a step? I have had them for a couple of hours and I know at least 2 of my friends have released them. Lastly I have only 8 bees does that matter? Do I have to have a full hive?? I have 4 fat and 4 reg.


Thanks for all the info....I joined the group last week and I've learned a lot!

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arp2023
by on Jul. 20, 2011 at 12:10 AM

UPDATE I went away for 2 hours and came back to 3 jars of honey ($1050)!!

Still shows ) in process but something must have processed cause I have 3 jars to show for it!

melissa920
by on Jul. 20, 2011 at 11:39 AM

There is a difference in the bees, I think.  One has a higher dilligence rating...not sure how it affects the bees, but I figure the higher one is prob better.   Still, I am confused tho.  I release them when I have flowers on nectar plants and they come back to the hive with nothing.  I re-release them and have the same thing happen.  i did somehow get 5 processing, but how come I don't have more when I have 25 bees???

anng.atlanta
by on Jul. 20, 2011 at 11:55 AM

Another question... do bees stick to one farm?

missgwen
by on Jul. 20, 2011 at 1:47 PM

 no they move between farms

Quoting anng.atlanta:

Another question... do bees stick to one farm?

 

melissa920
by on Jul. 20, 2011 at 3:04 PM

Whenever I release the bees on one farm and click over to the next farm, I don't see them.  When I go back to the first farm the bees have all returned from the hive.  How do you know they move between farms?

Quoting missgwen:

 no they move between farms

Quoting anng.atlanta:

Another question... do bees stick to one farm?

 


mom2aspclboy Group Owner
by on Jul. 21, 2011 at 10:58 AM

I know because I've seen them on both of my farms buzzing around the flowers.  Do you have things on your second farm that the bees will visit (nectar producing plants)?  And if you do, are they in bloom?  My bees seem to fly back to the hive if they can't find something to pollinate/harvest nectar from.


 

Quoting melissa920:

Whenever I release the bees on one farm and click over to the next farm, I don't see them.  When I go back to the first farm the bees have all returned from the hive.  How do you know they move between farms?

peaceonearthxxo
by on Jul. 22, 2011 at 8:16 AM

thanks for info..i tried finding info with plarium silly they dont give us better info but still seems very inconsistent with how much and when....

melissa920
by on Jul. 22, 2011 at 10:42 AM

I noticed them on my second farm finally.  They showed up on their own tho, I did not release them from the hive.  I didn't realize they would come and go from the hive on their own.  Everytime I released them and went to my second farm, they would return to the hive.  Still not sure how this all works, but I like finding honey in the morning!!!

Quoting mom2aspclboy:

I know because I've seen them on both of my farms buzzing around the flowers.  Do you have things on your second farm that the bees will visit (nectar producing plants)?  And if you do, are they in bloom?  My bees seem to fly back to the hive if they can't find something to pollinate/harvest nectar from.


 

Quoting melissa920:

Whenever I release the bees on one farm and click over to the next farm, I don't see them.  When I go back to the first farm the bees have all returned from the hive.  How do you know they move between farms?


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