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Bee breeding is a mechanism, introduced in Forestry, used to breed new types of bees from old ones. Bees can be harvested from beehives, which can be found glowing around the world, using a ScoopMining LaserVajra Power Tool, Quarry or Wand of Excavation  and each has a default "species," depending on its location.  Bees have "chromosomes," that carry its traits, such as its species, and its other attributes. These traits can be combined to get desired breeds. For instance, if you have a slow, industrious breed, you can crossbreed it with a faster cultivated breed, to get a new breed with both benefits.

MatingEdit

To start the breeding process, place a princess and a drone into an Apiary. They will be replaced with a queen of the same type as the princess. Over time, the queen will die, and at the end of its life, it will produce offspring. These new bees will be dependent on what drone you paired with the princess to begin with. Specific combinations give a chance of getting a specific resulting breed. The following summarized some of the possible combinations.


Breeding can be automated using build craft pipes. A video can be found on the "Bees" page.

GeneticsEdit

Bees have something resembling an actual genome complete with "chromosomes" and "alleles". Most traits of a bee are freely inheritable between species, only a few defining ones (produce, temperature and humidity) are tied to the species of the bee.

Bee breeding Combinations

Mate:

Meadows

Forest

Common

Cultivated

Diligent

Noble

Meadows Common

Common 

Cultivated

Cultivated

Cultivated

Diligent/Noble

Diligent

Rural

Unweary

Unweary

Industrious

Noble

Majestic

Ancient

Majestic

Imperial

Modest 

Sinister

Sinister

Fiendish



More Bee breeding Combinations

Mate:

Modest

Sinister

Fiendish

Austere

Tropical

Steadfast

Modest 

Frugal

Frugal

Fiendish

Demonic

Frugal

Austere

Tropical

Exotic

Exotic

Endenic

Valiant 

Heroic

More information about mutations and different bee species can be found on the Bee Species page.

# Chromosome Description
0 SPECIES Species determines name, appearance, produce and preferred temperature and humidity for a bee. It also determines the genetic makeup a bee receives when it appears via mutation or as a world drop.
1 SPEED Production speed
2 LIFESPAN Lifespan
3 FERTILITY The more fertile a bee is, the more drones a dying queen will spawn on average.
4 TEMPERATURE_TOLERANCE Every bee has a preferred temperature. Only if the bee tolerates other temperatures than the preferred can she be transplanted to other climes.
5 NOCTURNAL Nocturnal bees will work day and night
6 - {Unused}
7 HUMIDITY_TOLERANCE Climate is defined by temperature and humidity. This determines what other humidities the bee can tolerate apart from the preferred one.
8 TOLERANT_FLYER Only strong or tolerant flyers can work in rain.
9 CAVE_DWELLING Only cave dwellers will accept to be enclosed and not require a line of sight to the sky.
10 FLOWER_PROVIDER Bees require flowers. Most just want a nice yellow or red flower in the vicinity, some will want something closer to home though (cacti, jungle plants) and a few have very exotic tastes.
11 FLOWERING This determines the rate at which a bee will pollinate flowers around the apiary.
12 TERRITORY Any bee will be protective of her territory, which also determines the area in which she'll search for flowers.
13 EFFECT Several species have an effect on their environment which is determined by this chromosome.

Each of these chromosomes consists of a primary and a secondary trait. Usually the primary trait will be the active one, except if the trait on the primary is recessive and the secondary dominant, in which case the secondary trait will be the active one.

InheritanceEdit

Inheritance follows basic Mendel genetics. More information can be found here.

MutationEdit

Inheritance alone will not get you the higher end species of bees in Forestry. Mating the right combination of bee species has a chance of giving you a possibly better breed. A soul frame increases the chances of mutations but makes the bees lifespan 75% shorter for that generation. Some mutations can also only occur in the right biome. Hell bees will obviously only rarely occur in the overworld. The right combinations can be discovered using available tools, such as the Beealyzer. Here are a few tips that may help:

? Biome
Mixing naturally occurring bees may give you something even more common.
Crossing something common with naturally occurring bees might cultivate it.
Cultivated bees can branch off into at least three different directions.
Sinister bees are cultivated but also modest. Jungle climes also seem hellish. X
Heroes lurk in dungeons and have found refuge in forests. X
The frugal and austere like it hot. X
Beware dragon.
Rural are diligent and plain. X

Bee Breeding Video(s)Edit

Bee Breeding Tutorial - Episode 2 Cross-Breeding29:55

Bee Breeding Tutorial - Episode 2 Cross-Breeding

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Beekeeping minecraft tutorial Basic bee breeding!04:59

Beekeeping minecraft tutorial Basic bee breeding!

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Bee Breeding Tutorials (One For Every Set Of Bees)Edit

Minecraft FTB Bee Breeding Tutorial Forest, Meadows, Common, Cultivated06:19

Minecraft FTB Bee Breeding Tutorial Forest, Meadows, Common, Cultivated

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Forest, Meadows, Common, Cultivated

Minecraft FTB Bee Breeding Tutorial Diligent, Unweary, Industrious, Noble, Majestic, Imperial-112:55

Minecraft FTB Bee Breeding Tutorial Diligent, Unweary, Industrious, Noble, Majestic, Imperial-1

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Diligent, Unweary, Industrious, Noble, Majestic, Imperial

Minecraft FTB Bee Breeding Tutorial Steadfast, Valiant, Heroic04:14

Minecraft FTB Bee Breeding Tutorial Steadfast, Valiant, Heroic

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Steadfast, Valiant, Heroic

Minecraft FTB Bee Breeding Tutorial Sinister, Fiendish, Modest, Demonic, Frugal, Austere10:39

Minecraft FTB Bee Breeding Tutorial Sinister, Fiendish, Modest, Demonic, Frugal, Austere

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Sinister, Fiendish, Modest, Demonic, Frugal, Austere

Minecraft FTB Bee Breeding Tutorial Tropical, Exotic, Edenic05:00

Minecraft FTB Bee Breeding Tutorial Tropical, Exotic, Edenic

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Tropical, Exotic, Edenic

Minecraft FTB Bee Breeding Tutorial Water, River, Ocean, Stained07:24

Minecraft FTB Bee Breeding Tutorial Water, River, Ocean, Stained

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Water, River, Ocean, Stained

Minecraft FTB Bee Breeding Tutorial Wintry, Icy, Glacial, Friged, Absolute10:32

Minecraft FTB Bee Breeding Tutorial Wintry, Icy, Glacial, Friged, Absolute

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Wintry, Icy, Glacial, Friged, Absolute

Minecraft FTB Bee Breeding Tutorial Leporine, Merry, Tipsy (Time Sensitive Breeding)03:39

Minecraft FTB Bee Breeding Tutorial Leporine, Merry, Tipsy (Time Sensitive Breeding)

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Leporine, Merry, Tipsy

Minecraft FTB Bee Breeding Tutorial Rural and Farmed05:57

Minecraft FTB Bee Breeding Tutorial Rural and Farmed

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Rural and Farmed

Minecraft FTB Bee Breeding Tutorial Marshy, Swamp, Boggy, Fungal05:45

Minecraft FTB Bee Breeding Tutorial Marshy, Swamp, Boggy, Fungal

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Marshy, Swamp, Boggy, Fungal

Minecraft FTB Bee Breeding Tutorial Sweetened, Sugary, Fruity04:39

Minecraft FTB Bee Breeding Tutorial Sweetened, Sugary, Fruity

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Sweetened, Sugary, Fruity

Minecraft FTB Bee Breeding Tutorial Fermented, Bovine, Caffine, Citrus, Minty07:43

Minecraft FTB Bee Breeding Tutorial Fermented, Bovine, Caffine, Citrus, Minty

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Fermented, Bovine, Caffine, Citrus, Minty

Minecraft FTB Bee Breeding Tutorial Arid, Barren, Desolate04:28

Minecraft FTB Bee Breeding Tutorial Arid, Barren, Desolate

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Arid, Barren, Desolate

Minecraft FTB Bee Breeding Tutorial Rocky, Tolerant, Hardy, Resilient06:21

Minecraft FTB Bee Breeding Tutorial Rocky, Tolerant, Hardy, Resilient

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Rocky, Tolerant, Hardy, Resilient

Minecraft FTB Bee Breeding Tutorial Ancient, Primeval, Prehistoric, Relic04:56

Minecraft FTB Bee Breeding Tutorial Ancient, Primeval, Prehistoric, Relic

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Ancient, Primeval, Prehistoric, Relic

Minecraft FTB Bee Breeding Tutorial Decaying, Skeletal, Creepy03:23

Minecraft FTB Bee Breeding Tutorial Decaying, Skeletal, Creepy

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Decaying, Skeletal, Creepy

Minecraft FTB Bee Breeding Tutorial Rusty, Corroded, Tarnished, Leaden05:12

Minecraft FTB Bee Breeding Tutorial Rusty, Corroded, Tarnished, Leaden

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Rusty, Corroded, Tarnished, Leaden

Minecraft FTB Bee Breeding Tutorial Ender03:54

Minecraft FTB Bee Breeding Tutorial Ender

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Ender

Minecraft FTB Bee Breeding Tutorial Fossilized, Resinous, Oily, Preserved02:58

Minecraft FTB Bee Breeding Tutorial Fossilized, Resinous, Oily, Preserved

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Fossilized, Resinous, Oily, Preserved

Minecraft FTB Bee Breeding Tutorial Marbled, Gothic, Renaissance, Classical04:18

Minecraft FTB Bee Breeding Tutorial Marbled, Gothic, Renaissance, Classical

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Marbled, Gothic, Renaissance, Classical

Minecraft FTB Bee Breeding Tutorial Maroon, Saffron, Prussian, Natural, Ebony, Bleached, Sepia04:34

Minecraft FTB Bee Breeding Tutorial Maroon, Saffron, Prussian, Natural, Ebony, Bleached, Sepia

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Maroon, Saffron, Prussian, Natural, Ebony, Bleached, Sepia

Minecraft FTB Bee Breeding Tutorial Amber, Turquoise, Indigo, Slate, Azure, Lavender, Lime03:58

Minecraft FTB Bee Breeding Tutorial Amber, Turquoise, Indigo, Slate, Azure, Lavender, Lime

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Amber, Turquoise, Indigo, Slate, Azure, Lavender, Lime

Minecraft FTB Bee Breeding Tutorial Fuchsia and Ashen01:59

Minecraft FTB Bee Breeding Tutorial Fuchsia and Ashen

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Fuchsia and Ashen

Minecraft FTB Bee Breeding Tutorial Excited, Energetic, Ecstatic04:26

Minecraft FTB Bee Breeding Tutorial Excited, Energetic, Ecstatic

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Excited, Energetic, Ecstatic

Minecraft FTB Bee Breeding Tutorial Galvanized, Impregnable, Resolute, Brazen, Fortified..03:42

Minecraft FTB Bee Breeding Tutorial Galvanized, Impregnable, Resolute, Brazen, Fortified...

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Galvanized, Impregnable, Resolute, Brazen, Fortified

Minecraft FTB Bee Breeding Tutorial Shining(shiny), Glittering, Precious, Valuable03:23

Minecraft FTB Bee Breeding Tutorial Shining(shiny), Glittering, Precious, Valuable

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Shining(shiny), Glittering, Precious, Valuable

Minecraft FTB Bee Breeding Tutorial Lapis, Sodalite, Pyrite, Bauxite, Cinnabar, Sphalerite03:57

Minecraft FTB Bee Breeding Tutorial Lapis, Sodalite, Pyrite, Bauxite, Cinnabar, Sphalerite

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Minecraft FTB Bee Breeding Tutorial Emerald, Ruby, Sapphire, Olivine, Diamond02:48

Minecraft FTB Bee Breeding Tutorial Emerald, Ruby, Sapphire, Olivine, Diamond

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Emerald, Ruby, Sapphire, Olivine, Diamond

Minecraft FTB Bee Breeding Tutorial Unstable, Nuclear, Radioactive03:23

Minecraft FTB Bee Breeding Tutorial Unstable, Nuclear, Radioactive

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Unstable, Nuclear, Radioactive

Minecraft FTB Bee Breeding Tutorial Embittered, Angry, Furious, Volcanic03:59

Minecraft FTB Bee Breeding Tutorial Embittered, Angry, Furious, Volcanic

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Embittered, Angry, Furious, Volcanic

Minecraft FTB Bee Breeding Tutorial Distilled, Refined, Tarry, Elastic03:46

Minecraft FTB Bee Breeding Tutorial Distilled, Refined, Tarry, Elastic

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Minecraft FTB Bee Breeding Tutorial Vicious, Glutinious, Sticky03:11

Minecraft FTB Bee Breeding Tutorial Vicious, Glutinious, Sticky

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Vicious, Glutinious, Sticky

Minecraft FTB Bee Breeding Tutorial Malicious, Infectious, Virulent03:20

Minecraft FTB Bee Breeding Tutorial Malicious, Infectious, Virulent

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Malicious, Infectious, Virulent

Minecraft FTB Bee Breeding Tutorial Corrosive, Caustic, Acidic03:18

Minecraft FTB Bee Breeding Tutorial Corrosive, Caustic, Acidic

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Corrosive, Caustic, Acidic

Minecraft FTB Bee Breeding Tutorial Shadowed(Shadowy), Darkened, Abyssmal(Abyss)05:15

Minecraft FTB Bee Breeding Tutorial Shadowed(Shadowy), Darkened, Abyssmal(Abyss)

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Shadowed(Shadowy), Darkened, Abyssmal(Abyss)

ReferencesEdit

http://forestry.sengir.net/wiki/index.php?n=Beebreeding.Main

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