Bees are small flying enemies that are spawned by the Queen Bee boss in the Underground Jungle, and will also appear when destroying a Beehive and occasionally when mining Hive blocks that make up the Bee Hive biomes. They are not to be confused with summoned bees from the Bee Gun, the Bee Keeper, The Bee's Knees, the Beenade or the Honey Comb – these bees are friendly projectiles. In Expert Mode, Bees will inflict the Poisoned debuff to players.
- In 專家模式, the damage done by Bees is greatly increased in Hardmode. This can catch players off guard, as Bees are normally easily dealt with at this stage of the game.
- Bees can attack other enemies
- They are one of the only enemies, along with the Servant of Cthulhu and Meteor Head, to deal more base damage than their own maximum life.
- 蜜蜂的 怪物圖鑑條目：「Found in hives and nests all throughout the jungle, these tiny pests will swarm an adventurer at every turn.」
- 黃蜂 – 類似但更加危險的敵怪
- 蜜蜂坐騎 – a rideable bee mount
- 黃蜂僕從 – 會和敵怪戰鬥的黃蜂僕從
- 黃蜂寶寶 – 黃蜂寵物（不會戰鬥）
- 土蜂 – a tiphia pet sharing almost the exact same appearance as a hornet (which will do 1 damage to enemies every ~0.3 seconds, but not chase them)
- 電腦版 18.104.22.168：Now targets enemies as well as players.
- 電腦版 1.3.5：外觀更新。
- 電腦版 1.2：引入。
- 主機版 1.02：引入。
- 移動版 1.2.6508：引入。