Taming creatures in ARK: Survival Ascended can be a rewarding yet challenging task, especially when it comes to elusive creatures like the Giant Queen Bee. Known for its demanding taming process, the Giant Queen Bee offers significant benefits once tamed, such as a steady supply of Giant Bee Honey, crucial for various activities like fishing and cooking. This comprehensive guide will walk you through the detailed steps to tame this coveted creature and also provide an easier alternative method.
Essential Tools for Taming the Giant Queen Bee
Before embarking on your taming quest, ensure you’re equipped with the following items:
- Grappling Hook
- 3-4 C4 Charges and C4 Detonator
- Full Ghillie Suit
- Rare Flowers
- A weapon like a Pike to deal with smaller bees
Standard Taming Process
- Locating the Hive: Begin your quest in the Redwoods. Giant Beehives are typically found on giant redwood trees or cliff sides around the Redwood Forest. Staying at the forest’s edge increases your chances of locating a hive.
- Destroying the Hive: Don the Full Ghillie Suit for some protection against bee attacks. Use your crossbow and grappling hook to reach the hive. Place 3-4 C4 charges on the hive, retreat to a safe distance, and detonate them.
- Taming the Queen: Post-explosion, the Queen Bee will descend, surrounded by her swarm. Approach her cautiously with Rare Flowers in your inventory. Use the interaction key (usually ‘E’) to feed her the flowers until she’s tamed.
Easiest Way to Tame
For a simpler approach, consider using a Dire Bear, as they’re immune to bee attacks. Use the bear to break the nest, then approach the Queen Bee with full Ghillie Armor and Bug Repellent. Tame her with Simple Kibble. Once tamed, you can acquire a Beehive to place at your base. Remember to stock the hive with Rare Flowers for honey production. Note that collecting honey from your hive will still trigger bee attacks.
- Place the tamed Beehive on natural ground, not man-made floors.
- Harvest Rare Flowers from swamp plants but be wary of the dangerous wildlife in these areas.
- Even when harvesting from your own Beehive, be prepared for bee attacks.
Successfully taming the Giant Queen Bee in ARK: Survival Ascended not only adds a valuable creature to your collection but also ensures a consistent supply of Giant Bee Honey. Whether you choose the standard or the easier method, this guide is designed to make your taming experience as smooth as possible. For more helpful guides and updates on ARK: Survival Ascended, visit our website