Bee Larva

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Bee Larva,(TP)[1] also known as Bee Larvae,(ST | HWL)[1][2] and Hornet Larvae,(SS)[3] are recurring Items in The Legend of Zelda series.

Location and Uses

Twilight Princess

To obtain Bee Larva in Twilight Princess, Link can knock down any of the Beehives located in Ordon Village and Hena's Fishing Hole. After the Bees are defeated, the remains of the Beehive can be scooped up into an empty Empty Bottle. Each scoop contains ten Bee Larva. Bee Larva can also be purchased from Sera's Sundries for 10 Rupees.

In addition to being used as fishing bait, the Bee Larva can also be eaten by Link to recover a quarter of a Heart per Bee Larva. Link reacts with disgust when consuming Bee Larva.

Spirit Tracks

In Spirit Tracks, Bee Larvae are a common of Treasure. They can be found inside Jars, Treasure Chests, or under piles of leaves, as well as occasionally being dropped when a Beehive is destroyed. They can also be bought from shops or won from a Prize Postcard.

Link can sell Bee Larvae for 50 Rupees each, or trade them with Linebeck III in exchange for the following Train Car:

Train CarCost

Skyward Sword

In Skyward Sword, Hornet Larvae are Treasures used to Upgrade the following items at the Scrap Shop:

Other Appearances

Hyrule Warriors

In Hyrule Warriors, three Defense Badges with Hornet Larvae from the Sky Era can be created for each Warrior; Hornet Larvae I, Hornet Larvae II, and Hornet Larvae III. If created for a Warrior, the Warrior will recover more Health when picking up Hearts. Hornet Larvae I grants an additional 1/4 Heart, Hornet Larvae II an additional 1/2 Heart, while Hornet Larvae III grants a full additional Heart.

In Hyrule Warriors Legends, Bee Larvae from the Twilight Era also appears as a Weird Food. It can be fed to Companion Fairy in the Dining Room in the My Fairy mode. Bee Larvae increases the Lightning Element when fed to Fairies. Bee Larvae can be dropped by Aeralfos when defeated after obtaining Delicious Bee Larvae as a Treasure in Adventure Mode.


Names in Other Regions
ハチの子 (Hachi no Ko) (ST)[5] 
The People's Republic of China
幼蜂 (Yòu fēng) (SSHD)[9] 
Larves d'abeille (ST)Bee Larvae
The French Republic
Larves d'abeille (ST)[7]Bee Larvae
The Federal Republic of Germany
  • Bienenlarve (ST)[6]
  • Bienenlarven (SS)
  • Bee Larvae
The Italian Republic
Larva d'ape (ST)[4] 
Latin America
Crías de abeja (ST) 
The Kingdom of Spain
Crías de abeja (ST)[8] 
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See Also


  1. 1.0 1.1 Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 116 (TP | ST | SS)
  2. "Bee Larvae" — Dining Room (Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition)
  3. "Hornet Larvae
    A precious source of protein that comes from a hive. Watch out for nearby Deku Hornets when harvesting these.
    " — Collection (Skyward Sword HD)
  4. "Larva d'ape" — Inventory (Spirit Tracks)
  5. "ハチの子" — Collection Screen (Spirit Tracks)
  6. "Bienenlarve" — Inventory (Spirit Tracks)
  7. "Larves d'abeille" — Inventory (Spirit Tracks)
  8. "Crías de abeja" — Inventory (Spirit Tracks)
  9. "获得了幼蜂" — N/A (Skyward Sword HD, Simplified Chinese localization)