The Sims 4 Seasons introduces Beekeeping. Burtie’s Bee Box can be purchased for §265, and is a must for aspiring gardeners. This object allows Sims to interact with bees, harvest and sell honey, pollinate nearby plants, create new recipes, and more.

One of the first things to know is that Sims can build relationships with the bees. Using the “Bond with Bees” interaction will help the relationship grow, and in return, Sims will receive better quality honey from the bee box. Relationships, Honey Amounts, Activity Levels, and Grumpiness, be tracked by hovering over the bee box.

Having a good relationship with Bees increases the quality of the honey they produce. In return, this increases the value of the honey. Honey can be collected every 7 hours, but it takes a full 24 hours for the bee box to be completely full.

Their grumpiness level fluctuates daily, but bonding with them will help calm them down a bit. When bees are irritated or enraged, they are more likely to attack and sting Sims. Avoid purposely disturbing them during this time.

Bees can do a lot more than pollinate a garden though. With a high enough relationship, Sims can collect swarms of bees from the bee box. Swarms are found in a Sim’s inventory, and will remain there for 5 hours. Sims can then click and instruct bees to do even more:

Sims will have to wait two hours before collecting another swarm from the bee box. Any unused swarms will disperse from a Sim’s inventory after 5 hours.