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Beehives,(MM3D)[2] also known as Honeycombs,(LA)[1][name references needed] are recurring items and objects in The Legend of Zelda series.[note 1] Beehives go unnamed in Ocarina of Time, Majora's Mask, Twilight Princess, Phantom Hourglass, and Skyward Sword.

Location and Uses

Link's Awakening

The Honeycomb is the sixth item in the game's Trading Quest.[4] It is obtained after giving Tarin the Stick,[1] who can be found near a beehive in Ukuku Prairie after Link retrieves the Sea Lily's Bell from the Key Cavern. Tarin uses the Stick to knock down the beehive for its honey, but is chased away by the angry Bees, leaving behind the Honeycomb that Link instead takes.

The Honeycomb is then traded to the Chef Bear in Animal Village, who needs it for a dish she is preparing,[5] and gives Link her Pineapple in exchange.[1] The Chef Bear also gives useful information after receiving the Honeycomb, telling Link that Marin's song can awake the sleeping Walrus at the entrance to Yarna Desert.[6] This advice is essential to progress through the game, as Marin will only accompany Link to the Animal Village after trading the Honeycomb (she will accompany Link regardless in the switch version).

Ocarina of Time

Beehives are found in Secret Grottoes and in Zora's Domain in King Zora's Throne Room. When hit with the Hookshot, Fairy Bow, or Boomerang, they will drop a random value of Rupees. However, a Beehive will not break if it is hit with a Fairy Slingshot. Unlike many other games in The Legend of Zelda series, Beehives will not release Bees to attack Link when shot.

Majora's Mask

Twilight Princess

Beehives containing Hylian Hornets can be found in Ordon Village, Kakariko Village Graveyard, and the Fishing Hole. Link first encounters a Beehive in Ordon Village in the tree above Fado’s house. Link can knock down the Beehive either by running into it, using the Slingshot or Hero’s Bow, or by summoning the Hawk. If Link releases the hawk to knock down the Beehive, the hornets will disperse. From the remains of the Beehive, Link can collect ten Bee Larvae in an Empty Bottle. Link can eat Bee Larvae to restore a quarter Heart per larva, or he can use them as Bait for Fishing.

Phantom Hourglass

Skyward Sword

Beehives are most common in Faron Woods and can be hit with the Slingshot to make it fall down and break, producing hornet larva. Some beehives may be located over a gap and cannot be broken to receive Hornet Larvae. In these cases, Link can use an upgraded Beetle to pick up the hive and drop it on solid ground to receive his reward. If a beehive is shot, it will release a swarm of Deku Hornets that will attack Link. They will also attack him if he gets to close to the beehive. This can be circumvented by using the bug net to scoop up the Hornets.

Other Appearances

Cadence of Hyrule



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ハチミツ (Hachimitsu) (LANS)Honey
The Federal Republic of Germany
Honigwabe (LANS)Honeycomb
The Italian Republic
Alveare (LA | LADX | LANS)[7][7]Honeycomb
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See Also


  1. Honeycombs were also referred to as Bee Hives in The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening — Nintendo Player's Guide by Nintendo of America.[3] However, as Encyclopedia takes precedence, this term is not considered Canon.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 127 (LA)
  2. "Field, #3: Beehive Hole" — Vision (Majora's Mask 3D)
  3. The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening — Nintendo Player's Guide, Nintendo of America, pg. 47
  4. "Stick became the honeycomb Honeycomb! You're not sure how it happened, but take it!" — N/A (Link's Awakening DX)
  5. "Rik'm rak'm! I ran out of ingredients! If I had honey, I could make this fit for a king!" — Chef Bear (Link's Awakening DX)
  6. "Hi ho! Yeah, I know, that tub of goo is asleep right in the way to Yarna Desert! Once he's asleep he won't budge for a loooooonng time. But hey! Take Little Marin and wake him up with her song! That slob would wake up with a jump if he heard her sing, for sure! Heh heh heh!" — Chef Bear (Link's Awakening DX)
  7. 7.0 7.1 Enciclopedia di Hyrule, Magazzini Salani, pg. 127