300+ Bee Names to Get You Buzzing With Delight

Your fuzzy, buzzy pal deserves a moniker as sweet as honey — and one that brings a smile to your face. We got you covered.

Published October 28, 2023
Close-up of bee pollinating on purple flower

Whether you’re starting a new hive, want to assign a moniker to those busy bumblebees buzzing in your garden, or even want to give your significant other a bee-related nickname, I’ve compiled the bee names to suit your needs. From whimsical and classic, to royal and scientific, there’s a perfect name waiting for every visitor that graces your space. Dive into the collection and find the name that resonates the most in your enchanting world of bees.

Bee Names From Types of Honey

Types of honey vary based on the flower source, processing methods, and even the region where it's produced. Fortunately for us, it gives us yet another source of inspiration for naming. Here's a list of names based on the various honey types and flavors.

  • Acacia: Made from the nectar of the Black Locust tree, known for its clear and pure quality.
  • Alfalfa: Light in color and mildly flavored.
  • Buckwheat: Dark, thick, and strong-flavored.
  • Clover: One of the most common and widely available honey types, with a mild taste and light color.
  • Dandelion: Bright yellow and with a strong flavor.
  • Eucalyptus: Has a distinct flavor and a hint of menthol.
  • Fireweed: Made from fireweed nectar; it's light in color and mild.
  • Heather: Thick and amber with a strong, tangy flavor.
  • Lavender: Lightly colored with a subtle floral flavor.
  • Leatherwood: From the leatherwood tree, found in Tasmania.
  • Linden: Quite pale with a fresh, woodsy aroma.
  • Macadamia: Produced by bees visiting macadamia flowers.
  • Manuka: Produced in New Zealand from the nectar of the manuka bush, known for its medicinal properties.
  • Orange Blossom: Fragrant, light, and citrusy.
  • Palmetto: Produced in the Southeast U.S. and has a rich, smoky flavor.
  • Sage: Light in color with a mild taste, from sage blossoms.
  • Sourwood: Highly prized in the U.S., particularly in the Appalachian region.
  • Sunflower: Bright yellow, and can crystallize quickly.
  • Tupelo: Made from the nectar of the flowers of the Tupelo tree, slow to crystallize.
  • Wildflower: Also called "polyfloral honey", it's made from the nectar of many different flowers.
  • Chestnut: Dark with a slightly bitter aftertaste.

Names For Bees in Other Languages

Just a heads up, the way you say these words might sound different depending on where you are or who you’re talking to. Regional accents can be a fun twist! 

  • Arabic: نحلة (Nahla)
  • Chinese (Simplified): 蜜蜂 (Mìfēng)
  • Czech: Včela
  • Danish: Bi
  • Dutch: Bij
  • Finnish: Mehiläinen
  • French: Abeille
  • German: Biene
  • Greek: Μέλισσα (Mélissa)
  • Hebrew: דְּבוֹרָה (Devorah)
  • Hindi: मधुमक्खी (Madhumakkhī)
  • Hungarian: Méh
  • Italian: Ape
  • Japanese: 蜜蜂 (Mitsubachi)
  • Korean: 벌 (Beol)
  • Norwegian: Bie
  • Polish: Pszczoła
  • Portuguese: Abelha
  • Romanian: Albina
  • Russian: Пчела (Pchela)
  • Spanish: Abeja
  • Swedish: Bi
  • Thai: ผึ้ง (Phûeng)
  • Turkish: Arı
  • Vietnamese: Ong
Quick Tip

Find a pronunciation site that knows multiple languages to find out how to say these properly.

Royal Names for the Queen Bee

The queen bee deserves a royal name. Let your imagination run wild with this one! Pick one that sounds powerful to you and rolls off the tongue with ease.

  • Baroness Buzzalot
  • Crowned Candella
  • Duchess Dripla
  • Empress Elixira
  • Goldella the Graceful
  • Golden Gloria
  • Honeyed Helena
  • Imperial Imeldra
  • Lustrous Lucia
  • Majestic Mella
  • Monarch Madeline
  • Nectarine Noella
  • Noble Nellie
  • Princess Pollena
  • Regal Rosalinda
  • Regina Nectarina
  • Royal Rozella
  • Ruler Rozalyn
  • Sovereign Sunella
  • Supreme Seraphina
A bee flies over a sunflower, pollinates and collects honey

Punny Bee Names

There's just something about a clever play on words that makes things memorable and fun. So, when you're brainstorming a name for your bee, think of a pun that's not only catchy but also gives you a good chuckle. 

  • Abigail (A-Bee-Gail)
  • Albee Einstein
  • A-Bee Lincoln
  • Bee-lair Witch
  • Bee-nedict
  • Bee-njamin
  • Bee-rnice
  • Bee-rnardo
  • Bee-thoven
  • Bee-yoncé
  • Beeatrix Potter
  • Beeatrice
  • Beelinda
  • Beesley
  • Bumble Barry
  • Buzz Lightyear
  • Honeybun
  • Jusbeeber (Justin Bee-ber)
  • Mr. Bee-sides
  • Mr. Bee-st
  • Queen Bee-atrice
  • Sherlock Combs
  • Sir Buzz-a-lot
  • Sting
  • Wasabee
Quick Tip

Think of some of your favorite actors, actresses, or music artists. What can you do to add a bee twist? 

Clever Scientific Names for Bees

Using a scientific name for your bee might sound intimidating at first, but it can actually be pretty cool and unique. Just dive into the fascinating world of bug science, and you'll find names that celebrate nature and have that extra dash of elegance.

  • Alkali: Nomia melanderi AKA alkali bee
  • Andrena: Andrena fulva AKA tawny mining bee
  • Bombus: Bombus terrestris AKA the Buff-tailed bumblebee
  • Cerana: Apis cerana AKA the Asian honeybee
  • Dilemma: Euglossa dilemma AKA orchid bee
  • Dorsata: Apis dorsata AKA the giant honeybee
  • Euglossa: Euglossa dilemma AKA orchid bee
  • Florea: Apis florea AKA the dwarf honeybee
  • Fulva: Andrena fulva AKA tawny mining bee
  • Locorum: Bombus lucorum AKA white-tailed bumblebee
  • Megachile: Megachile rotundata AKA alfalfa leafcutter bee
  • Melandari: Nomia melanderi AKA alkali bee
  • Melipona: Melipona beecheii AKA Mayan stingless bee
  • Mellifera: As in Apis mellifera AKA the Western honeybee
  • Osmia: Osmia bicornis AKA Red mason bee
  • Rotundata: Megachile rotundata AKA alfalfa leafcutter bee
  • Terristris: Bombus terrestris AKA the buff-tailed bumblebee
Fast Fact

You don't have to choose only one. Mix and match to find the perfect first and last name for your bug buddy.

Bumblebee Names

The bee I spot most often in my yard is the good ol' bumblebee. I bet you see them a lot too, right? I mean, apart from the occasional honeybee. I feel like bumblebees just want to hang out; they seem pretty chill around humans.

  • Bumblepuff

  • Butterbee
  • Buzzette

  • Cuddlebee

  • Daisy
  • Flutter

  • Fuzzball
  • Fuzzy
  • Goldie
  • Goldenbee
  • Honeydoodle

  • Petal

  • Pippa
  • Sunshine

Boy Bee Names

Male bees are actually called drones, and their main gig? Mating with the queen bee. While the female worker bees are out there juggling tasks like finding food and babysitting the little ones, drones just chill in the hive. They rarely venture out unless, well, they’re shown the door. Their job is equally important, but honing in on boy names that focus on the hive can be a good plan.

  • Baron Bumble
  • Baron Buzz
  • BuzzBuddy Ben
  • Buzzing Barry
  • Buzzter
  • Buzzy Bill
  • Captain Comb
  • Drone Dave
  • Drone Don
  • Duke Drizzle
  • Flightful Fred
  • Golden Glenn
  • Goldwing Greg
  • Honeycomb Hank
  • HoneyHank
  • Hive Harry
  • Kingkeeper Kyle
  • Nectar Ned
  • Nectario
  • Nimbus Nick
  • Noble Nectar Nate
  • Pollen Pete
  • Prince Pollinator
  • Royal Ray
  • Sergeant Sting
  • Sir Stinger
  • Stingster
  • Sunny Stingray
  • Waxwing Warren
  • Wingman Walt
Quick Tip

Boy bees don't have a stinger and all girl bees do, but that doesn't mean you can't give them a stinging name.

Girl Bee Names

You know those busy bees you spot darting from flower to flower and doing all the heavy lifting like collecting pollen and making honey? Yep, those are our girl worker bees! But there's only one diva in the hive, the Queen, so she gets her own special name. For the hardworking gals, here are some cool names to consider!

  • Amber Antennae
  • Bella Buzz
  • Bloomy Bianca
  • Blossom Bee
  • Breezy Bee
  • Bumble Betty
  • Buzzella
  • Daisy Drone
  • Floral Fiona
  • Fluttering Faye
  • Glittery Glimmer
  • Goldie Wing
  • Honeybelle
  • Honeycomb Hannah
  • Mellifluous Mia
  • Nectar Nancy
  • Nectarina
  • Nectaress Nora
  • Petal Pollinator
  • Polliana
  • Queenie Honey
  • Rosie Hive
  • Royal Rachel
  • Stella Sting
  • Sunflower Sue
  • Sunnybelle

Cute Bee Names

Bees have a certain charm about them. With their fuzzy bodies, tiny wings, and tireless work ethic, they're like nature's little flying teddy bears — with a bite. A cute name could be the perfect match. 

  • Amber
  • Beebee
  • Beebop
  • BeeGee
  • Beedazzle
  • Beedle
  • Blossom
  • Blossombuzz
  • Buzzbee
  • Buzzette
  • Buzzling
  • Buzzy
  • Clover
  • Dandelion
  • Flit
  • Flower
  • Flutter
  • Goldie
  • Honeybelle
  • Honeycomb
  • Honeydew
  • Honeydrop
  • Honeypie
  • Lil' Buzz
  • Lollipop
  • Nectar
  • Necta
  • Petal
  • Pollen
  • Sparkle
  • Sunbeam
  • Sunflower
  • Sunnibee
  • Sunnyhoney
  • Sweetie
  • Sweetnectar
  • Tinywing
  • Whisker
  • Zippy

Bee Character Names

When you're searching for the perfect bee name, don't forget to look to pop culture for some inspiration! Movies and TV series have given us a handful of memorable bee characters. You might just find a name that resonates with your bee's personality, or simply makes you chuckle every time you call out to your buzzing buddy. 

  • Adam Flayman: Bee Movie
  • Babee: The Hive TV series
  • Barry B. Benson: Bee Movie
  • BuzzBee: The Hive TV series
  • Debee: The Hive TV series
  • Flip: Maya the Bee
  • Grandma Bee: The Hive TV series
  • Grandpa Bee: The Hive TV series
  • Jasper: The Hive TV series
  • Mamma Bee: The Hive TV series
  • Maya: Maya the Bee
  • Miss Cassandra: Maya the Bee
  • Pappa Bee: The Hive TV series
  • Rubee: The Hive TV series
  • Vanessa Bloome: Bee Movie
  • Willy: Maya the Bee
bees perched on a honeycomb depositing pollen to create honey

Names That Mean Honey in Other Languages

There can't be bees without honey. If you're not feeling the names that mean bee from other languages, maybe one that means honey will spark your interest. What country is on your bucket list? This could definitely help you figure out which one to pick.

  • Arabic: عسل (Asal)
  • Chinese (Simplified): 蜜 (Mì)
  • Czech: Med
  • Danish: Honning
  • Dutch: Honing
  • Finnish: Hunaja
  • French: Miel
  • German: Honig
  • Greek: Μέλι (Méli)
  • Hebrew: דבש (Dvash)
  • Hindi: शहद (Shahad)
  • Hungarian: Méz
  • Italian: Miele
  • Japanese: はちみつ (Hachimitsu)
  • Korean: 꿀 (Kkul)
  • Norwegian: Honning
  • Polish: Miód
  • Portuguese: Mel
  • Romanian: Miere
  • Russian: Мёд (Myod)
  • Spanish: Miel
  • Swedish: Honung
  • Thai: น้ำผึ้ง (N̂ảṁphûeng)
  • Turkish: Bal
  • Vietnamese: Mật

Bee Nicknames for Your Significant Other

If you’re like me — and my fiance — you probably call your significant other by all sorts of lovey-dovey names. My fiance literally has so many he calls me I can’t even remember them all. Of course, it’s not unusual for someone to call their significant other honey, but what other bee-related names are there? Let’s get creative.

  • Bee's Knees
  • Bee-light of My Life
  • Bee-utiful
  • BeeLove
  • BlossomBuddy
  • BumbleBabe
  • Bumbleboo
  • Buzzing Beau
  • Buzzing Beauty
  • BusyBee
  • DroneDarling
  • Droning Dream
  • FlowerFlyer
  • GoldenDroplet
  • HiveHeart
  • Honey Pie
  • Honeybee
  • Honeybun
  • Honeycomb
  • Keeper
  • Lil' Drone
  • Nectar Dream
  • Pollen Pal
  • Queen Bee
  • SweetSting
  • WingedWonder
Quick Tip

Call out one of these names and see if they look! I'm definitely going to go through the list calling my fiance each one to see how he reacts. Time to have some fun!

Bee Hive Names

Diving into bee hive lingo can give you some seriously cool names for your bees. Terms from the hive can match up perfectly with your buzzy little friends. It's a fun and unique way to name them, and it's kind of like an inside joke for bee enthusiasts. So why not let the hive inspire you?

  • Brood Bella
  • Cell Celine
  • Comb Connie
  • Drone Donovan
  • Forager Fiona
  • Foundation Fiona
  • Frame Faye
  • Guard Gail
  • Hive Honey
  • Larva Lila
  • Nurse Nelly
  • Propolis Polly
  • Pupa Poppy
  • Queen Quinella
  • Royal Rachel
  • Scout Sophie
  • Super Sunny
  • Wax Wendy
  • Worker Wanda

Fun Bee Nicknames

Nicknames can be super fun. Opting for a snappy, single-word moniker might be the way to go. And who knows? You can always expand on that cute little nickname to craft a full-fledged name later.

  • Bloomy
  • Blossum
  • Bumble
  • Buzz
  • Pixie
  • Polly
  • Poppy
  • Rosie
  • Sunny
  • Wings

A Name Just for Us

Go with what feels right and brings a smile to your face every time you say it. After all, it's your bee buddy! And if it makes you feel any better, no one else even needs to know their name. It can be your — and their — little secret. What happens in the hive stays in the hive, right? 

300+ Bee Names to Get You Buzzing With Delight