Hey there, Simmers! Learn everything you need to know about precious bees and the process of beekeeping in The Sims 4 with our handy guide right here!
Learn Everything There is to Know About Bees in The Sims 4!
While playing The Sims 4, did you ever dream of running a thriving beekeeping business? It is undeniable that bees are a delightful addition to the game, yet, taking care of these little buzzing insects is also quite a challenge. But once your Sims get the hang of beekeeping, these ba-bees (get it?) can become an incredibly rewarding aspect in your Sims’ lives. In this guide, we are delving into all things bees and the complete beekeeping process in The Sims 4. So, read on!
How To Start Beekeeping?
How do your Sims exactly start the beekeeping activity? Here’s what they need to do:
- Purchase Bertie’s Bee Box -To start beekeeping, the first thing your Sims have to do is purchase Bertie’s Bee Box. This is the actual box where the bees will thrive. You can find it in the Outdoor Activities section of the Buy Mode, or you can just type “Bertie’s Bee Box” in the search panel. Each box is available for 265 simoleons, and your Sims can get as many of these as you want, especially if you want them to cultivate a bee farm.
- Interact with Bees – Your Sims may want to interact with the bees to build enough relationships with them. As soon as the Bertie’s Bee Boxes have been placed on a lot, your Sims will be able to do different interactions, such as the following:
- Bond with Bees
- Collect Honey
- Sell Honey
- Collect Swarm
- Collect Bees Wax
- Change into Beesuit
- Endure the Stings – Sometimes, the bees will sting your Sims and make them miserable, but that’s part of the beekeeping process. Your Sims must endure these first uncomfortable moments until the bees get to know and trust them.
- Wear a Beekeeper Suit – To prevent stinging in the future, your Sims can jump into the Beekeeper suit. Apart from the protection, this outfit gives Sims temperature immunity, both hot and cold. However, there are things they can’t do with the bees while they are wearing it. So we recommend you let Sims use the Beekeeper Suit later on when they have already established a friendship with your bees.
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How To Care For Bees in The Sims 4?
Bees are extremely easy to care for in The Sims 4. First of all, Bertie’s Bee Box alone provides you with useful information. Whenever you click on it, it displays a couple of important hints: (1) the amount of honey, (2) the activity level, and (3) the current grumpiness of the bees. Use this information to make smarter choices about your bees.
- Find the Ideal Mood of Bees – As we have mentioned earlier, beekeeping is initially a slow process. Your Sims’ primary focus should be on building a strong friendship with the bees, which will help unlock additional features later on.
- Calm Bees – The ultimate goal should be to keep the bees calm. This is the ideal mood because it ensures that they won’t sting your Sims. To maintain their calmness, interact with your bees regularly.
- Enraged and Irritated Bees – If you leave them unattended for an extended period, they will become enraged (50% chance of stinging) or even irritated (100% chance of stinging), which will definitely hurt honey production.
- Beware of Mites – Also, be mindful of the mites! These pests can be quite destructive to your Sims’ beekeeping business. Mites will appear frequently, so your Sims will need to address them as soon as possible. If these mites are left untreated, the bees will become increasingly irritated, which again, will affect honey production. Clearing off the mites only costs your Sims 15 simoleons.
What Moodlets Can You Get From Beekeeping?
Your Sims will get varying moodlets from their beekeeping activities. These will vary from their satisfaction of caring for the bees to pure suffering because of the pain they feel whenever they get stung. Look out for these entertaining moodlets that will appear in the lower left panel.
How To Make The Honey Money?
Since beekeeping came with The Sims 4: Seasons expansion pack, your Sims’ honey production and profit will depend on the actual season they are in.
- Spring – the bees will be partially active.
- Summer – the bees will be very active.
- Fall – the bees will be partially active.
- Winter – the bees will be dormant.
Naturally, Sims can get the most amount of honey during the summer season. The bees approximately produce one jar of honey every 8 hours. Thus, they can obtain up to 3 or even 4 jars of honey in a day. Take note though, that the quality of the honey that bees will produce will depend on your Sims’ relationship with the bees. In short, a better relationship will equate to a higher quality of honey.
How Much Is Honey’s Worth?
Excellent quality honey is worth 60 simoleons. If we do the math, this means one Bertie’s Bee Box worth of honey can generate 180 simoleons per day during the summer. But the greatest thing about making money with beekeeping is that Sims can get the cash right away. Simply click on a bee box, and Sims will have the option to collect their earnings. It’s a quick process, which allows them to reap the benefits of bee labor without delay.
What Are The Benefits of Keeping Bees and Using Honey?
Both honey and bees have numerous benefits in The Sims 4. In the case of honey, it serves as a valuable healing ingredient that can remove all temperature debuffs from your Sims. Additionally, indulging in honey elevates the mood of Sims and can even protect them from Death by severe cold or heat.
Bees, on the other hand, are also remarkable! Your Sims can extract a swarm from each bee box in and store it in the inventory. This swarm can then be utilized for various purposes, such as activating it to bring joy to your Sim or commanding bees to attack and sting another Sim. However, probably the most intriguing use of the swarm is sending the bees to collect a random object from your neighborhood.
Final Thoughts: It’s Beekeeping Time!
Beekeeping in The Sims 4 is ultimately one of the most fun activities that our Sims can participate in, as it teaches them to take good care of insects while allowing them to make additional income on the side. It’s not an easy process to deal with the ever-changing mood and actions of the bees, but it is indeed a rewarding feat for our Sims.
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