Pollinating a jackpot is the goal in Beez Kneez, a 5 reel, 25 payline slot from Eyecon. This nature-themed slot comes with wilds that double payouts, a picks feature that offers prizes of up to 100 times your stake as well as a free spins round where all payouts are trebled. Play from between 25p and £12.50 per spin.

Eyecon-powered slots have many things to commend them but you’d be hard pressed to say that design is of one of them. Beez Kneez doesn’t do anything to change that reputation – the sound and visuals here are functional at best.

A wild garden forms the backdrop to the yellow reels. Symbols include pink and yellow flowers, bee hives and toadstools, baby bees, caterpillars, butterflies and honey. By far the most rewarding symbol is the queen bee. Land 2, 3, 4 or 5 of these on a single payline and you’ll win 10, 100, 500 or 5,000 coins.

The cocoon symbol is the wild, replacing everything bar the scatter – if the wild forms part of a winning line, that payout is doubled. The cocoon wild also triggers a feature round.

Free Games feature – land 3, 4 or 5 cocoon wilds on the same spin and you’ll be awarded 15, 20 or 25 free spins. All payouts during the free spins benefit from a 3x multiplier and are trebled. Land 3 or more wilds and you’ll trigger another round of free spins – you can retrigger up to 15 times giving you a grand 400 free spins if you’re lucky.

Prize Pick feature – the second bonus round is triggered by landing 3 or more of the worker bee scatter anywhere on the reels on the same spin. You’ll then go to a new screen and make some picks to reveal cash prizes. Awards of up to 100 times your total stake are on offer here.

We’re in familiar territory with Beez Kneez – the design is a far cry from what we’ve come to expect from the likes of Thunderkick. The excellent range of features make this apian adventure worth a play though. The action bobs along nicely in the base game and the wild multipliers can have a big impact. The picks round offers some tidy prizes and the free spins with 3x multiplier has plenty of potential.

If the slots you play must look good, then Beez Kneez won’t be one for you. If you can see past the somewhat slapdash design and get lucky with the features, then these bees could leave you buzzing. It’s a high variance game with maximum wins of up to 1,200 times your stake.