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Bee
General information
Diet

Nectar

Status

Active

Uses

Honey production, pollenation, protection, transportation, communication

Chronological information
First appearance

The Shifting Sands

Last appearance

Tales of Deltora

The bee is a swarming hive insect native to Opal territory. Queen Bee and her son Steven are known for their close relationship to their bees.[1]

HistoryEdit

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.[1]

During the Battle for Deltora, a swarm of bees from the place of the spirits fought on the side of Adin by stinging Greers and driving them into a frenzy.[1]

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.[2]

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.[2]

Return To Del Edit

After the companions rebuilt the Belt of Deltora, Queen Bee used her bees to sent a message to Manus, telling him to go to Withick Mire. [3]

Shadowgate 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.[4]

The Sister of the South Edit

Steven used Mellow and the bees to bring himself, Doom, Gers, and Lindal to the plains of the rats to stop the grey tide. They arrived just as the seven dragons finished destroying the tide.[5]

HabitatEdit

Bees are most commonly found in Opal territory, though the most likely live all over Deltora.

AnatomyEdit

BehaviourEdit

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.[2]

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.[3] However, their owners still need to use smoke to recover honey from their hives.[2]

UsesEdit

Some members of Deltora have managed to domesticate bees in order to farm their honey.[2] One individual, Queen Bee, raises bees who's honey has special healing properties.[6]

TriviaEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Rodda, Emily. Tales of Deltora. Scholastic Australia. 2005.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Rodda, EmilyThe Shifting Sands. Scholastic Australia. 2001.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Rodda, EmilyReturn to Del. Scholastic Australia. 2002.
  4. Rodda, EmilyShadowgate. Scholastic Australia. 2004.
  5. Rodda, EmilyThe Sister of the South. Scholastic Australia. 2004.
  6. Rodda, EmilyThe Maze of the Beast. Scholastic Australia. 2001.

See alsoEdit

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