The next time you play FrontierVille, be on the lookout for a "Swarm of Bees" on your Homestead. You'll know they're there, as there will be a giant yellow, animated arrow pointing down at them. These bees trigger the launch of a new building, and a new feature on your Homestead called the Beehive. Click on this bee swarm, and you'll be told that you'll need to build a Beehive to house these new friends. Doing so will allow your crops to get a boost, via free Crop Boosts that you can earn each and every day. If you recall, Crop Boosts are those items that allow you to speed up the growth of your crops so that you don't have to wait as long to harvest them.
You'll be given the small base to your Beehive for free, and you'll simply need to whack it four times, each time costing four wood (or 16 wood in total), to complete the base. You'll then need to collect a series of building ingredients to finish the Beehive, with two of these items being new to the structure. Don't be alarmed if you see tons of bonus items appearing on your Homestead as you whack the frame - not only will you receive experience point bonuses as normal, but you'll also likely receive two of the six ingredients that you need to finish the initial construction of your new animal building.
Meet us behind the break for a complete look at what it takes to put this Beehive together. All told, you'll need to have two each of Hammers, Nails, Hand Drills, and Paint Buckets, while you only need one Comb Frame and one Brood Box - the two items you'll likely receive when whacking the Beehive's frame at the start.
Once your Beehive is built, you can either collect the daily bonus from the structure, or immediately go to work on upgrading it to levels 2-6, each of which offers you more free Crop Boosts each time you collect the Daily Bonus. For instance. If you leave it at level 1, you'll simply receive anywhere from 1-3 Clover Crop Boosts each day you collect the Daily Bonus. Upgrade to level 2, and you'll receive 1-3 Clover and Tomato Crop Boosts. Each level you upgrade gives you another type of Crop Boost to receive, to the point where you'll eventually be able to receive up to six types of Boosts each and every day. You can check out the full chart below to see just which crops come with which level, and you can voluntarily stop upgrading at any time.
To upgrade your Beehive, you'll need to click on the structure and then click on "Upgrade Beehive." You'll need to collect more and more of each type of building ingredient for each level that you upgrade. For instance, to upgrade to level 2, you'll need to collect 3 Hammers, Nails, Hand Drills, and Paint Buckets, along with 2 Comb Frames and Brood Boxes. If you don't have these items on hand, you can click on the "Ask friends" button to send out individual requests for your friends to help you out.
From there, just claim your Beehive's Daily Bonus as you would that of any other building, and watch your free boosts appear. Note that you can receive Horse XP from claiming the Daily Bonus, so make sure you're riding your Horse if you're looking for all ways possible to level him/her up.
As of this writing, there doesn't appear to be a mission series associated with the Beehive, but we'll let you know if that changes in the future.
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What do you think of this small Beehive building? Will you work on leveling it up completely, or do you not even want it on your land? Let us know in the comments.