Beekeeper (Random Event)

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The Bee keeper random event interface.
The Bee keeper random event interface.

The Beekeeper is a random event in which the Bee keeper teleports players to a field of beehives and requests help to repair a broken beehive. Players have to assemble the beehive from its four main parts by dragging them into their places marked in the centre of the screen. After all the pieces are placed, they have to click the 'build' button at the bottom of the screen to finally assemble the hive. The player is allowed six attempts to complete this (formerly only a few).

If the hive is successfully repaired, the player receives a reward and will be returned to their original location. If they fail, however, a cutscene plays in which the bees escape from their hive and start attacking the player, and Beekeeper teleports the player back to their original location with no rewards or losses.

The event can be left before completion by talking with the beekeeper, this however grants no rewards.

Rewards[edit | edit source]

The average Beekeeper event reward is worth 92.5.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Coins_25.png: Beekeeper (Random Event) drops Coins with rarity Always in quantity 30-99Coins(f)30–99Always[r 1]30–9930–99
Flax.png: Beekeeper (Random Event) drops Flax with rarity Always in quantity 1-27 (noted)Flax(m)1–27 (noted)Always[r 1]2–543–81
Beekeeper's hat.png: Beekeeper (Random Event) drops Beekeeper's hat with rarity Always in quantity 1Beekeeper's hat1AlwaysNot sold0
Beekeeper's top.png: Beekeeper (Random Event) drops Beekeeper's top with rarity Always in quantity 1Beekeeper's top1AlwaysNot sold0
Beekeeper's legs.png: Beekeeper (Random Event) drops Beekeeper's legs with rarity Always in quantity 1Beekeeper's legs1AlwaysNot sold0
Beekeeper's gloves.png: Beekeeper (Random Event) drops Beekeeper's gloves with rarity Always in quantity 1Beekeeper's gloves1AlwaysNot sold0
Beekeeper's boots.png: Beekeeper (Random Event) drops Beekeeper's boots with rarity Always in quantity 1Beekeeper's boots1AlwaysNot sold0
  1. ^ 1.0 1.1 Only if a player owns a full beekeeper's outfit.

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
9 March 2022

The Beekeeper now prioritises granting costume pieces to players who do not have a full set, similarly to the other random events with costume rewards.

Date unknown

Failing the Beekeeper will no longer take the player next to a river, drained of run energy.

18 November 2020

Beekeeper outfit added to the event rewards.

30 September 2020

Interface made more user friendly and re-enabled on mobile.

8 November 2018

The random event can now be left early by talking to the NPC. In addition, the random event was removed from mobile.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • This random event is available to free-to-play and members, despite the NPC being members-only.
  • Because flax is members only, free-to-play players will instead receive coins equivalent to the current Grand Exchange price of the items.
  • In a prior version of Old School RuneScape, upon failure, the player ran away from their original location, to a location near a river to escape the bees, which drained the player's run energy.
  • Prior to the Grand Exchange being released in Runescape 2, flax had notable value. The standard going rate was 100,000 coins per 1,000 flax. This means that receiving 1-27 flax would have had the same value that receiving a random gem does in OSRS.
  • Before the 30 September 2020 update to this event, players needed to click on each piece of the bee house and use the arrow keys to move it to the appropriate position. This was very difficult to do, however, as the bee house pieces often spawned on top of each other and the proper position was often pinpoint accurate, resulting in failure if the player was even slightly off in their positioning.
  • Before the 9 March 2022 update to this event, there was a 50% chance of receiving a piece of the outfit if the player did not already have the full set.[1]
  • There are two swarms of bees that bounce around the beehive interface. If they bounce into each other or if they are hovered over with the mouse, they will make a buzz sound.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 20 October 2021. (Archived from the original on 26 October 2021.) Mod Ash: "The dev left it to be 50/50 random whether it gives flax or tries for a costume piece. It's not checking whether you already own any flax."