The wings of this massive bumblebee create a thunderous droning.
Originally Posted by Shade of the En World forums.
Giant bumblebees spend their time pollinating giant flora while feeding upon the sweet nectar.
A giant bumblebee is 7 to 10 feet long. Coloration ranges from black with yellow, orange, or red bands, to entirely black.
|Hit Dice||6d8+18 (45 hp)|
|Speed||20 ft. (4 squares), Fly 60 ft. (poor)|
|Armor Class||15 (-1 size, +1 Dexterity, +5 natural), touch 10, flat-footed 14|
|Attack||Sting +7 melee (1d6+6 plus poison)|
|Full Attack||Sting +7 melee (1d6+6 plus poison)|
|Space/Reach||10 ft./5 ft.|
|Special Qualities||Darkvision 60 ft., vermin traits|
|Saves||Fort +7, Ref +3, Will +3|
|Abilities||Strength 18, Dexterity 12, Constitution 14, Intelligence , Wisdom 13, Charisma 11|
|Skills||Spot +5, Survival +1*|
|Organization||Solitary or nest (2-7)|
|Advancement||7-12 HD (Large); 13-18 HD (Huge)|
Giant bumblebees generally won’t bother other creatures, but will deliver a painful sting if threatened or otherwise disturbed.
Poison (Ex): Injury, Fortitude DC 17, initial and secondary damage 1d4 Constitution. The save DC is Constitution-based and includes a +2 racial bonus. Unlike other giant bees, a giant bumblebee that successfully stings another creature does not leave its stinger in the creature (and does not die).
Skills: Giant bumblebees have a +4 racial bonus on Spot checks. *They also have a +4 racial bonus on Survival checks to orient themselves.
Originally appeared in Monster Manual II (1983).