Beekeeping is one of the new gameplay features in The Sims 4 Seasons. It will give you the opportunity to make honey, pollinate your plants and make new friends. Bees are only active during spring, summer and fall. When it’s winter the bees will fall asleep. If you want to keep them active you can place them in a greenhouse with your plants and they don’t need their winter sleep. If your bees start swarming over the flowers it means that they’re pollinating them. This will speed up the growing process of your plants and flowers.
Tip: If your bees get mites, your Sim should treat the bees to make them feel better again.
Get High Quality Honey from your Bees
The quality and the amount of the honey depends on 1 thing:
- Friendship level with your bees
The honey you collected can be used to make Honey Thee or even a Honey Cake. If you have too much honey or if you want to earn extra Simoleons you can always sell the honey.
Befriend your Bees
There’s a great option to befriend your Bees. Bond with them and they will give something in return. You can see your progress by hovering over the bee box.
Collecting Honey while you have a bad relationship with your bees will get them irritated or even enraged. Make sure you improve your friendship level with them before you collect honey. If they are irritated right now and you want to calm them, you the befriend bees interaction.
If you have a higher friendship level with your bees you can collect the swarm. You will place the bees in your inventory for the next 5 hours. If you click on the swarm in your inventory you’ll get new interactions you can do with the bees:
You can lead them to attack a certain Sim
- Cheer Up Self with Bees
If your Sim is feeling down they can easily cheer themselves up.
- Cheer Up
You can also cheer up other Sims
- Pollinate Nearby Plants
If your Beehive is a little out of reach for each plant you can take them with you and release them somewhere else on your lot. This will increase the evolve level of some of the plants.
- Send to Fetch Gift
Bees will fly away for a while and come back with a box. This can contain all sorts of collectibles.
You can send your bees to impress a certain Sim. This will improve your relationship with that Sim.
When should my Sim wear a Beekeeper Suit?
The Beekeeper Suit prevents your Sim for getting stung. Bees won’t bond with your Sim when they are in the Beekeeper Suit and you can’t collect swarms.
Making Money as a Beekeeper
Because there is an option to sell the honey you can make a few extra Simoleons with your bee hive. Check the amount of honey you can collect by hovering over the Bee Box, it will tell you if the amount of Honey that the bees collected. You can’t make a real living out of it.
The best way to earn money is to combine bees with the gardening career. They will help each other to make a better product.
Pollinate Nearby Plants
This took a few hours of testing but I found the grid how far your bees can fly to nearby plants. This helps improve and evolve plants faster.