Stronger Bees bring back more rewards!

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Eventually, everyone will want to increase their Bee’s Strength, Luck, and Agility. Who wouldn't want to make their Queen even more regal!? This is where the game gets really exciting. Learning why and how to apply upgrades is fun.

Redeeming the shards you have been gathering is the heart of the upgrade process. Visit your Inventory to do that. If you want to upgrade your Bees and don’t want to wait until you have enough shards, you can purchase upgrades from the Marketplace (Coming Soon). You can also buy shards from the in-game shop.

Queen Upgrades

Upgrading your Queen increases her Level, can affect her stats, and can change her Mood.

A Queen’s Level shows how many upgrade slots she will pass on to her offspring when she Breeds. The more upgrade slots a Bee has, the more you can improve its stats!

EXAMPLE: A Level 12 Queen will produce offspring with a level cap of 12, allowing that Bee to be upgraded a maximum of 12 times.

REMINDER: When a Queen’s Mood matches with the Mood of Bees sent on Missions, it provides a Boost to your Bee’s stats for that Mission. This can have a big impact on the result of the Mission.

Look out! - If you upgrade your Queen, her Mood may change (depending on the rarity of upgrade you apply).

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Queen Upgrade


  • - Each Upgrade Increases the Queen's Level by One
  • - Level Determines how many Upgrade Slots she Passes to her Offspring
  • - Level Determines the % Boost she Provides when Matching Moods on Missions
  • - NOTE: Queen stats have a 280 maximum, you can't upgrade any stat beyond 280
Rarity Cost Background *Stat
Common 20 Shards Green 3.2% Drop No
Rare 40 Shards Blue 1.4% Drop No
Epic 80 Shards Red No Change No
Legendary 150 Shards Yellow 3.2% Increase Yes
Mythic 300 Shards Purple 3.2% Increase No

*The Stat Change Above is Based on a Starting Stat of 220 Actual Change will vary Based on how far the Stat is from the Maximum or Minimun Stat

Queen Upgrade Example 1

Legendary and Mythic Upgrades Increase the Queen's Stats

Generation Percentage
Genesis 11%
Gen 1 10
Gen 2 9
Gen 3 or Gen Z 8

Assume the Queen's stat is 200 and she is a Genesis Queen
280 (Max Stat) - 200 (Current Stat) = 80
80 x 11% (Genesis Queen) = 8.8 which is rounded to 9
200 + 9 = 209
209 is the New Stat

Queen Upgrade Example 2

Common and Rare Upgrades Decrease the Queen's Stats

Rarity Percentage
Common 20%
Rare 10

Assume the Queen's stat is 210, using a Common upgrade
210 (Current Stat) - 180 (Minimum Stat) = 30
30 x 20% (Common Upgrade %) = 6
210 - 6 = 204
204 is the New Stat

ADVANCED STRATEGY: A level 20 Queen can’t be upgraded any further. However, if you would like to change her mood there are two options:

1. You can apply a Legendary upgrade.

2. You can use her to Breed. Breeding without a Mood Stabilizer will change the Queen’s Mood.

In either case, she will be assigned one of 12 different moods which means that her mood MIGHT stay the same, but it’s more likely that it will change. You can’t choose her mood.

Bee Upgrades

Build a better Swarm by upgrading your Bees. Shards that you earn from Hunting, completing Quests, playing Game Mall games, and by spinning the Lucky Wheel are redeemed to create upgrade items that you use to enhance your Bees in various ways.

REMEMBER: Your Bee’s level cap indicates how many times you can upgrade that Bee.

EXAMPLE: Let’s say you have a Bee that is level cap 17. That means this Bee can be upgraded seventeen times. Perhaps you want him to be a stronger Hunter. If so, you would upgrade his Luck stat. If you want to use this Bee on your Defense team, you would want to upgrade his Defense and Health stats. You don’t have to do all the upgrades at once and you don’t have to use all the upgrade slots right away. It’s completely up to you!

REMINDER: Upgrade items are available in different rarities. The rarer the upgrade item, the greater the stat improvement it provides. The number of shards you need to redeem to create an upgrade item increases according to rarity.

Gen Z Bees - Gen Z Bees have their own upgrade shards called Z shards. You receive Z shards by sending your Gen Z Bees on Hunting missions. Z shards can only be used to upgrade Gen Z Bees.

Normal shards can be converted to Z shards. Z shards CANNOT be converted to normal shards.

For a complete overview of playing Honeyland using Gen Z Bees, visit Gen Z Game Play

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You can increase your Bee’s* stats by applying one or more of the following items:

Bee Upgrade

Health, Attack, Defense, Agility, Luck, Capacity, Recovery, and Endurance

Rarity Cost Background Stat Increase
Common 20 Shards Green 1%
Rare 40 Shards Blue 2%
Epic 80 Shards Red 3%
Legendary 150 Shards Yellow 4%
Mythic 300 Shards Purple 5%

*NOTE: Gen Z Bees' Endurance and Recovery stats cannot be upgraded. Endurance for Gen Z Bees is based on the player’s XP Level. Gen Z Bees' Endurance stat will get automatic boosts as players level up in XP.

Bees with higher stats bring back more Honey (HXD), find Honeypots quicker, and have better chances during Raiding and Defending missions. Be strategic in your upgrades to build the best Bees you can!

Maximizing Bee Upgrades



Applying a Rare Luck upgrade gives a 2% boost to this Bee’s Luck stat: 164 x 2% = 3.28 (rounded up to 4).

Each Bee has between 10-20 upgrade slots available. Using upgrade items, players can upgrade their Bees however they choose. The number of upgrade slots a Bee has is determined by the Level of its mother Queen (For example: A Level 12 Queen will always produce a male Bee with 12 upgrade slots). If a Generations Bee is hatched from an Egg, he will have 10 upgrade slots. Genesis Bees have 20 upgrade slots. Starter pack and Hatched Gen Z Bees have 10 upgrade slots.

REMINDER: Genesis Bees cannot be created through game play. They can only be purchased.