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The Bee[note 1] is an enemy that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is a mass-produced, bee-based Badnik model created by Dr. Robotnik.


The Bees are Badniks with the appearance of a bee. They each have a black head with red rims above their cartoonish black eyes, a belly with yellow and black stripes, three pairs of legs and a pair of transparent wings. They each also have two antennae on their foreheads, a peach muzzle, and a small, sharp black nose.


In Sonic 3D Blast, Bees are encountered exclusively as enemies in Rusty Ruin Zone. In gameplay, they simply buzz around a designated area in erratic motions. However, they possess no means of attacking Sonic with. As such, they can only harm Sonic by bumping directly into him without the latter attacking. Otherwise, these Badniks can easily be destroyed with a Spin Attack, Spin Dash or Spin Jump. Upon their destruction, they release their respective power source, a blue Flicky, which can be picked up by Sonic.

A single Bee also appears in the opening sequence of the Sega Saturn version of Sonic 3D Blast, where it is destroyed by Sonic.

Powers and abilities

Thanks to their wings, the Bees are capable of flight.



  1. This Badnik was given no official name upon or after the release of Sonic 3D Blast. However, its name was revealed in the Debug Mode for the unofficial Sonic 3D Blast: Director's Cut video game developed by Jon Burton, the lead programmer of the Genesis version of Sonic 3D Blast. When asked about its validity, Burton confirmed that this Badnik's name was used in the original game.


  1. SEGA Heroes on Twitter (30 December 2019). Archived from the original on 7 January 2020. Retrieved on 7 January 2020.