Tales of Deltora Edit
A swarm of bees inhabited the place of the spirits on the shores of the Hira Plains. When Adin, who had rested the night before in the abandoned house, made his way to Hira, the bees followed after him and swarmed around him without stinging. This convinced the leaders of Hira to listen to him about the Belt of Deltora.
The Shifting Sands Edit
When Lief, Barda, and Jasmine ate some apples from Queen Bee's orchard, she summoned a swarm of bees to sting the companions to death. However, she relented when Jasmine dropped their money bag and quickly accepted the gold as payment. When Lief tried to stop her, the bees threatened him. Queen Bee explained that even she didn't have full control over her bees and had to use smoke to collect their honey.
Later, in the Shifting Sands, Lief had a dream where he was being swarmed by bees and remembered Queen Bee's advice on using smoke. This would save his life when he retrieved the Lapis Lazuli from the Hive.
Return To Del Edit
Steven toured around Deltora's north with Queen Bee's hive in order to find better flowers for them to feed on. He later gave his horse Mellow a bottle of Queen Bee Cider so she could command the bees to fly him, Lief, Barda, and Jasmine to the funnel in order to chase the outlaw Laughing Jack.
The Sister of the South Edit
Bees are most commonly found in Opal territory, though the most likely live all over Deltora.
Bees are normally calm when left alone, but will rise into a swarm if provoked. The only way to calm the swarm is with smoke, which makes the bees lethargic and less likely to sting.
Bees domesticated by the plains tribe show a higher level of intelligence than wild ones. They can follow complex commands, such as sending messages over long distances, and defending their owners with ferocity. However, their owners still need to use smoke to recover honey from their hives.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Rodda, Emily. Tales of Deltora. Scholastic Australia. 2005.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Rodda, Emily. The Shifting Sands. Scholastic Australia. 2001.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Rodda, Emily. Return to Del. Scholastic Australia. 2002.
- ↑ Rodda, Emily. Shadowgate. Scholastic Australia. 2004.
- ↑ Rodda, Emily. The Sister of the South. Scholastic Australia. 2004.
- ↑ Rodda, Emily. The Maze of the Beast. Scholastic Australia. 2001.