Bees are small stinging insects known for making honey. In Disney cartoons, they often antagonize Donald Duck or Winnie the Pooh or any other character who mess with them and/or tries to steal their honey. Despite being enemies of Pooh and his friends, they are generally more neutral characters only getting angry because their honey is being stolen.
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
Pooh Bear is all out of honey and thinks of the idea to steal honey from the bees. He uses a balloon and with the aid of Christopher Robin, the plan is in motion. One bee notices the bear and warns his allies and prepares to attack. The bees battle Pooh Bear and send the two running.
They are last seen when Pooh is sent flying out of Rabbit's hole (which he was stuck in) and into a tree. The impact sends an enormous group of bees flying out of the tree and flying away out of being startled. It is unknown if the bees are same as the ones in the honey tree that Pooh trying to get honey from.
The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
The bees are recurring enemies in the show often seeming like army troops and are on constant look out for their foe Winnie the Pooh. Most episodes depict a more cartoonish version of the bees in contrast to their more realistic forms in their film appearances.
The Tigger Movie
Pooh Bear is searching for Tigger's family but becomes distracted by the delicious scent of honey. The bees are suspicious of Pooh but he sings them a lullaby which eventually puts them to sleep, allowing him to take the honey until they are accidentally awoken and chase Pooh, Piglet and Eeyore.
Piglet's Big Movie
Pooh and his friends are working to obtain honey from their enemies. The bees become aware and begin to battle Pooh and his friends. Piglet bravely takes a decoy hive and traps the bees inside. Eventually they free themselves and attack the friends once again. They hide inside Piglet's home but are able to sting Eeyore.
Kingdom Hearts series
The Bees are enemies featured in their world 100 Acre Wood.
Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep
The Bees appear in the Hundred Acre Wood Command Board whenever the Hunny Hunt bonus is triggered. Several honey pots appear across the board, with Bees hovering around some of them. The pots with Bees take points away from the player. If the main player triggers Hunny Hunt, it is a one hundred percent guarantee that a pot with Bees will fall directly on them, but if a computer controlled opponent triggers it, a pot without Bees will fall on them.
Honey Bees first appear in Kingdom Hearts in Pooh's Hunny Hunt where they are trying to pop Winnie the Pooh's balloon to prevent him from getting their honey.
Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories
Kingdom Hearts II
In Kingdom Hearts II, several honey bees appear in Tram Common in Twilight Town in a small enclosure guarded by a middle-aged lady who seems to be quite frustrated with the insects. The Honey Bees only sting Sora or Roxas, causing very little damage. More of these bees can be exterminated in a mini-game called Bumble Buster - the less time taken to get rid of the bees, the more Munny Roxas gets.
- Bees have also been minor characters in some Donald Duck shorts, most notably those starring Humphrey the Bear.
- A bee made a cameo in the Phineas and Ferb episode "Nerdy Dancin'".