RimWorld Bestiary Wiki


- Beekeeping: find wild bees in all biomes, build beehouses to put them to work! A single beehouse won't do much, so prepare to build a few. Are you in an extreme biome? There are low-efficiency climatized beehouses available for you until you can get bees that modify allowed temperatures!

- Bee breeding: Mix two breeds of bees in a beehouse, and use a brood chamber to multiply them, and an hybridization chamber to get new species (more than 30)!

- Honey making: Centrifuge the combs produced by the bees to get honey and wax.

- Cooking and building: honey can be used as an ingredient in cooking, and wax can be used as a building material.

- Mead brewing: turn honey into mead to make your colonists happy (and drunk). Compatible with Universal Fermenter mod

- Wax lighting: candles are a quaint and cheap way to light your base

- Resource gathering: many of the bees produce combs with more things than honey and wax. Will you find the Luciferium-producing bees?

- Research: discover new exciting bee combinations

- Pollination: plan your growing zones around your beehives and increase your crop production

Most of the mod is pretty well explained in the item and research project descriptions. I have also created a simple crossbreeding chart to help you get started, which you can find at the Ludeon post: https://ludeon.com/forums/index.php?topic=46726

Steam Workshop link: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1558161673

GitHub link: https://github.com/juanosarg/RimBees/releases

Ludeon forums link: https://ludeon.com/forums/index.php?topic=46726.0

Wild Bees (tier 0)[]

Basic Bees (tier 1)[]

Root Bees (tier 2)[]

Specialized Branches (tier 3)[]

Biome Branch Miner Branch Drugs Branch Nutrition Branch Tech Branch
Magical Branch (with Magical Menagerie)

(with A RimWorld of Magic)

Pawnmorpher Branch (with Pawnmorpher) Alpha Branch (with Alpha Animals) Genetic Branch (with Genetic Rim patch installed) Mass Effect Branch (with Rim-Effect Core)
Destiny Branch (with Dice of Destiny)

Advanced Branches (tier 4)[]

Endgame Branches (tier 5)[]

Post-Endgame Branches (tier 6)[]

Archotech Branch (with More Archotech Garbage)

Other types of bees (non-tiered)[]

Mechanoids Branch (with Vanilla Factions Expanded: Mechanoids)


Honey and Wax[]

Other Materials[]


Fancy Food Items by KanaX: https://forums.rpgmakerweb.com/index.php?threads/fancy-food-items.44398/

Wax floor textures from the Apini Mod: https://ludeon.com/forums/index.php?topic=31076.0

Thanks to TheSevenSins for helping on the 2.0 update

Thanks to Night Shade for the changes to the Honeys code

Thanks to Skippy for the growing zones idea

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