Hi! I’m Hazel, and today I’m bringing you
the buzz on how to get the bee mount and other un-bee-lievable bee themed rewards of 8.2.5.
I’m not sorry. Before you get started, you must meet three
requirements. First, you must be Alliance. If you’re horde, not only can you not do any
of this, as things stand right now you can’t even ride the mount if it’s on your account.
I guess bees just hate the Horde. Second, you must be level 120. The intro event
won’t trigger below that, I tried. And third, you must have either the Bumbles
pet or, the Seabreeze Bumblebee will also do. I have a guide out that I’ll link below
on how to get Bumbles, but it will take a minimum of 7 days. The Seabreeze bumblebee,
on the other hand, is easier to just grab. That one’s off the Storm’s Wake Rep vendor
at revered for 250 Polished Pet Charms. It’s also cageable, so check the Auction House. To get started, take that level 120+ Alliance
character to the mildenhall Meadery Flight Point, HERE. Summon your Bumbles or Seabreeze
Bumblebeew pet and take him over to Barry. You can’t miss him, he’s covered in bees.
He tells you to follow the green clouds. At this point you can fly yourself directly to
the hive located here. You don’t need to do anything with the bee farts at all, they’re
just pointing the way. Approach the hive and both Barry and a big
angry bee will show up. Next, turn around and walk a little ways to THIS POINT HERE
and loot your first Thin Jelly. It is the only spot that you can get that first one.
Show that to the big bee, and then talk to Barry, who will dance with her, and then you
can enter the hive. Give your jelly to the goo- bee on your left, which will give you
20 rep with the Honeyback Hive. Congrats, You are now officially started. Until you’ve
done all that, you won’t be able to see jelly nodes and the rare will not give you rep so
it’s important to do that beginning in order. So, Now you’ve got two different Bee related
bars to fill. The Goo Bee has it’s own friendship meter and there’s also the Honeyback Hive
rep. Those are separate but you tend to get both together so it doesn’t actually matter
much. Your only source of Friendship is Jelly. You
get Jelly from a few different sources and turn it in to your Goo Bee. Each Thin Jelly
gives 5 friendship and 20 rep, so you’ll need 700 thin jelly per Friendship level. There
are three tiers of friendship with this thing, so you’ll need a total of 2100 jelly to cap
both your friendship and your rep. You can also find rare Rich Jelly and Epic
Royal Jelly, worth 4 and 8 thin jellies each respectively. You can trade your jellies at
the hive for better ones, but the rep turn-in math checks out dead even. Trade your jellies
if you need better ones for the vendor or just want to click less turning them in, otherwise
don’t worry about it. So there’s three sources of Jelly. First are
the Jelly Deposit Nodes. They look like this and you’ll find them all over Stormsong Valley.
If you’re not seeing any, go back and make sure you gave that intro bit to the Harvester.
Jelly Deposits are shared like other nodes, so multiple people can loot the same one.
cAs you gain rep, the nodes will give you more jelly. AThonored you’ll start seeing
the Blue Rich Jellies occasionally drop, and at revered you have a chance to see the Epic
Royal Jellies. They can also drop consumable bee hats and the Jelly Magnet, which gives
you more Jelly from deposits for half an hour. I also recommend getting yourself a few sets
of Monel-Hardened Stirrups to let you gather nodes without dismounting.
Once you hit revered reputation, you can buy the Beeholder’s Goggles from Barry the Beekeeper,
who hangs out right outside the hive. They’ll cost you 20 Rich Jelly, but speed up farming
significantly. If you don’t want to invest the jelly, see if you can get into a group
with someone who has and follow them around for a faster farm.
The second source is the Honeyback Harvester Events. Those are rare events you can find
where you’ll fend off waves of attackers to protect a friendly bee. At the end, you’ll
loot a Fresh Jelly Deposit with again, jelly and potential goodies like the magnet. You
can start an event if you find a friendly Honeyback Harvester NPC, which can rarely
spawn in these locations. You can do these multiple times per day, and I recommend keeping
an eye on the group finder and general chat for Harvester events to join. (3)They’re reportedly
dropping more and better loot depending on the rares that spawned in the event, which
may or may not be tied to how quickly you kill the waves.
Your third Jelly source is our good friend, the Honey Smasher. We don’t really know much
about him but he’s clearly living his best life. The Honey Smasher is an elite rare with
a ton of health that spawns pretty often up here, north of the hive. Kill him once per
day for 500 reputation and some jelly, among other goodies like the hats and magnet. You’ll
probably want some help, so check the group finder. You do cstill get your rewards even
if you’re in a raid group, so fill it up. My only other tip for him is don’t pull him
too far from his spawn point. he tethers and resets really early and that’s just a bad
day. Time for an Important Fun Jelly Fact- it does
not bind to you. At all. You can farm jelly on your alts and send it to your main, post
it on the AH, buy it on the AH, all that good stuff. So that’s how you grind, and here’s what you
get. The mount reward is of course the Honeyback
Harvester’s Harness. To get the mount, all you need to do is raise your goo-bee through
three friendship levels to Mature and then complete a short questline. You technically
don’t need the rep at all for the mount, but you’ll get it anyways while turning in jelly
and higher rep will make your farming go faster. There are also three new butterfly pets you
can get from this. The Sunsoaked Flitter and Papi both have a
chance to drop from the Fresh Jelly Deposit at the end of the Harvester defense events.
The Crimson Skipper butterfly has a chance to drop from the Honey Smasher. Those are
all Cageable, so you can buy or sell them on the Auction House, and they are usable
on Horde characters. If you want more colors or just a pretty butterfly sooner than that,
that model is also available in the Blue Flitter vendor pet and Leafy Flutterwing Zuldazar
wild pet. There are a few other items you can get from
the three jelly sources such as the cosmetic bee pet hats and bee-bee-gun, but those are
consumables and not permanent toys. The other vendor items like the Tidebloom Honey and
Butterfly net are not tied to any collectibles and so far seem SUPER not worth it. So with all that in mind, I have three recommendations.
First, if you’re not in a big hurry but want the bee mount at some point, just unlock the
rep and then kill the Honey Smasher every day. That 500 rep per day will put you in
a much better position to start farming whenever you do get around to it. The other benefit
of waiting is potentially less competion for jelly nodes
Second tip, save any Jelly Magnets you find until either after you get the Bee Goggles
or until you’re in a reliable group with someone who has them. With that buff up, ignore everything
but jelly nodes. And third, consider using an addon to track
the jelly spawns and plan your route. I’m using Gathermate 2 with the Jelly Deposit
Locations plugin to mark on my map any spot that I’ve looted a jelly. That makes it easier
for me to plan my route and remember which areas to avoid. So that is the bee content of 8.2.5. Thanks
for watching, happy farming and have a wonderful, wonderful day. Bye!