- “ Nothing can ruin an opponent's day like a swarm of explosive, robotic bees, and the Bee Min delivers just that! Made from state of the art beetane alloy, the Bee Mine's hunter-seeker robotobees seek out and use their S.T.I.N.G.-brand explosive self-destruct mechanism on any enemies that threaten their metallic hive. ”
- ―Weapon description [SAC]
The Bee Mine Glove is a weapon in Size Matters that also features in Secret Agent Clank in the form of the Bee Mine Mk. II. It delivers a swarm of explosive, robotic bees which attack enemies. The weapon is made of state-of-the-art beetane alloy, which the mine's hunter-seeker-robotabees seek out and use their S.T.I.N.G.-brand explosive self-destruct mechanism on any enemies that threatened their metallic hive. The Bee Mine Mk. II uses yellow bees to attack enemies, blue bees to break open crates and white bees to defend Ratchet.
The Bee Mine Glove upgrades to the Killer Bee Mine, or Killer Bee Mine Mk. II, at V4. The Titan Killer Bee Mine can be purchased in challenge mode.
The Bee Mine Glove was available for purchase for 50,000 bolts in the Medical Outpost Omega. It had 8 ammo, and two available mods: the worker mod for 5,000 bolts and the hive bomb mod for 300,000 bolts. The worker mod allowed bees to break open crates, while the hive bomb mod caused the hives to explode and create superspatial rifts upon exhausting all bombs.
Secret Agent Clank
The Bee Mine Mk. II was found behind the fourth costume cart in the Azcotal Alley on Rionosis by Clank, and sent to Ratchet in the form of a Bee Mine Cake. It featured blue bees that open crates and white bees to defend Ratchet. The weapon could similarly be upgraded to the Killer Bee Mine Mk. II. It featured two mods: the explosive nature mod for 15,000 bolts which allowed the hives to occasionally create more explosive rocket bees, and the killer honey mod that caused all bees to create longer-lasting poison in addition to inflicting damage.
The Bee Mine Glove is an orange glove, which throws down a robotic bee hive known as a Bee Mine. The Bee Mine is then swarmed by robotabees, which seek and attack enemies nearby until all bees are depleted.
The Bee Mine Glove deploys Bee Mines which send out robotabees to damage nearby enemies. These bees are useful both for defeating hordes of small enemies and for damaging larger enemies. The weapon serves a strategic and defensive purpose, allowing Ratchet to gain ground by throwing weapons to protect a specific area. As time progresses, the weapon gradually becomes more broadly useful against both large and smaller enemies.
While the Killer Bee Mine upgrade for both weapons releases larger bees that are more damaging, the weapons primarily differ in their upgrade path in terms of the mods available between Size Matters and Secret Agent Clank. In Size Matters, the worker mod is a simple utility mod while the expensive hive bomb mod makes it more useful against hordes and defending specific areas by causing an explosion when it is depleted. In Secret Agent Clank, the explosive nature mod turns some of the bees into rocket bees while the killer honey mod makes bees poisonous, causing damage over time. These upgrades make the weapon much more effective against larger and medium enemies, allowing bees to better defend larger targets.