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Giant Mining Bee

Giant mining bees have smaller bodies than giant worker bees but sometimes look larger due to their bristles, which resemble fur. They dig tunnels in sand, old wood, or stone to create nests and aggressively defend their lairs. Although not truly subterranean, giant mining bees are the most likely type of giant bees to be found underground, and some dwarf apiarists breed and train them.

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Giant Mining BeeCreature 2

NMediumAnimal
Source Pathfinder #169: Kindled Magic pg. 80
Perception +9; darkvision, tremorsense (imprecise) 30 feet
Skills Acrobatics +7, Athletics +8
Str +4, Dex +3, Con +1, Int -5, Wis +1, Cha +0
AC 18; Fort +9, Ref +11, Will +5
HP 30; Weaknesses smoke susceptibility
Smoke Susceptibility A giant bee is slowed 1 for 1 round if it starts its turn in heavy smoke.
Speed 20 feet, burrow 10 feet, fly 40 feet
Melee Single ActionSingle Action stinger +11 [+6/+1] (deadly d8), Damage 1d6+4 piercingMelee Single ActionSingle Action mandibles +11 [+7/+3] (agile), Damage 1d6+4 piercing

All Monsters in "Giant Bee"

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Giant Mining Bee2
Giant Worker Bee0

Giant Bee

Source Pathfinder #169: Kindled Magic pg. 80
Like their smaller counterparts, giant bees are highly territorial. Many types of giant bees construct hives in caves or abandoned buildings and are quick to attack creatures that they deem a threat to the single fertile queen, who almost never leaves the hive. Although most common in warm biomes with lots of vegetation, some giant bees live in arid or cold environments and are solitary rather than hive-dwelling.

Sidebar - Additional Lore Hive Minds

Bees communicate with each other using complex combinations of movement and pheromones. They can share detailed information, particularly related to food, water, and dangers. A queen bee doesn't have the ability to directly control members of her hive, but she guides the entire hive's activities and, when necessary, its relocation. Some druids have attempted to tap into this hive mind to control giant bee swarms, with limited success.