Queen Bee's artwork from Super Mario Galaxy 2.
|First game||Super Mario Galaxy (2007)|
|Created by||Nintendo EAD Tokyo|
Queen Bee, (called ハニークイーン Hanii Kuiin in Japanese regions), is a supporting character in the Mario series of games. She is a queen bee species, as her name ironically states.
Super Mario Galaxy
During the game, she complains about having an itchy back, so Mario must use a Bee Mushroom to be in his Bee Mario powerup. Then, he must crawl around her back and collect the five Star Chips to cure her back. In honour of Mario doing this, a Launch Star forms and leads Mario to the final planetoid in the galaxy where the Power Star is located.
Super Mario Galaxy 2
Queen Bee reappears in Super Mario Galaxy 2. This time, she is located in the Honeyhop Galaxy in the mission "The Silverest Silver Stars". She has an itchy body condition once again, this time because of the Silver Stars located on her body. Mario must once again be in his Bee Mario powerup to collect all of these Silver Stars in order to form a Power Star.
Her loyal bee minions have been constantly seeking the star Mario collects from the Queen Bee's back and are amazed once Mario finds it.
Mario Kart 7
Queen Bee reappears as an unlockable character in Mario Kart 7, being her first in a spinoff series. In this game, she is resized to fit in a kart and is referred to as "Honey Queen". She can be unlocked by Mario completing the 150cc Banana Cup. She has her own course called the Honeybee Hive and has a signature kart called the Bumble V.