Bee Hive Bonanza Slot Review

Expert Rating: 3.8 out of 5
Review by Chris Taylor
Last update 28th July 2022
Review by Chris Taylor
Last update 28th July 2022

A medieval Kingdom of Bees awaits you in the Bee Hive Bonanza slot by NetEnt. Played on a 5×5 grid with Scatter Pays, this colourful and lively game offers Avalanches for successive wins. Look out for Money Bee symbols which come with bet multipliers up to 10x. If they land with Hive symbols, they are added to the Hive and won. This applies during the Free Spins feature where collecting scatters will increase the multiplier up to 5x. Offering a 96.09% RTP rate and 5,000 x bet payouts, get ready for the sweet hit in our Bee Hive Bonanza review.

Bee Hive Bonanza Max Win
5,000 x bet
Provider
NetEnt
Type of Slot
Video Slot
Theme
Bee/Medieval
Reels
5x5
Paylines
Scatter Pays
Stakes Range
10p to £200
Bonus Features
Free Spins/Multiplier
10-28/1-5x
Max Win
5,000 x
RTP
96.09%
Volatility
High

Bee Hive Bonanza Slot RTP, Details & Wager Limits

Reels/Paylines: 5×5 + Scatter Pays

Stakes Range: 10p to £200 per spin

RTP: 96.09%

Max Win: 5,000 x bet per spin

The Bee Hive Bonanza slot is played on a 5×5 grid with a Scatter Pays mechanic. Winning clusters are formed when 6 or more matching symbols appear anywhere on the reels. The more matching symbols appear, the larger the payout.

The bet options range from 10p to £200 per spin. Below the grid this is a Coins icon. When clicked on, it will bring up all 49 stake options conveniently. The Paytable shows symbol values in relation to your stake which helps. Outside the UK, you will find a Turbo Mode (button to the right of the Spin button) and an Autoplay function (button to left of Spin button). The latter allows up to 1000 autospins with single win and balance limits.

The Bee Hive Bonanza RTP is 96.09% which is about average for an online slot game (i.e. 96%). The volatility is high with the bigger wins coming from the free spins. There is no information on the hit frequency rate.

The max win is 5,000 x your total bet. Won every 50 million spins on average, it’s all about the multipliers in the free spins which can reach 5x.

Theme – head to a medieval Kingdom of Bees

Theme: Bee/Medieval

High Value Symbol: Bronze/Gold Coins

Compatibility: Mobile, Tablet, Desktop

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With a bee/medieval theme, the Bee Hive Bonanza slot takes you a medieval Kingdom of Bees. With an olde worlde feel, it’s set in a quaint countryside of rolling green hills and flowers in full bloom.

The visuals are colourful and have a fun feel to them. The soundtrack has an Irish jig vibe as it features a harp. It’s typical of the Middle Ages though. It’s something you’d expect to hear playing in a Robin Hood film.

Symbols include 7 coins each with bees sporting crowns. You need 6 or more in a cluster to win and a maximum of 24. The bronze and gold coin symbols are the best paying with 22 to 24 in a cluster awarding 8 x your total bet.

As with most grid slots, there is no wild symbol. Other symbols include Bees which come with bet multipliers up to 10x. You will also come across Beehives, Multiplier Beehives, Adder Beehives and Honey Pot Scatters. More details on these symbols below.

Bee Hive Bonanza Mobile

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Released in August 2022, Bee Hive Bonanza has been produced with HTML5 technology. This means it’s optimised for play on mobile, tablet, laptop and PC devices. The grid format works well on smartphones, including those operating with iOS, Android and Windows technology.

Bee Hive Bonanza Bonus Features

The Bee Hive Bonanza slot comes with 4 bonus features. With Avalanches, look out for Bee symbols which contain bet multipliers up to 10x. If they land with any of the 3 Beehive symbols, the Bee values are added to the Beehive and won. This occurs in the Free Spins feature where collecting scatters will give you more free spins and increase the multiplier up to 5x.

Avalanche feature

When you land a winning combination, the Avalanche feature will be triggered. All winning symbols, Bee symbols in the Money Bee feature and collected scatters will explode and disappear from the grid. An Avalanche starts with the remaining symbols dropping down to fill the empty positions. New symbols drop in which can lead to another win. The process continues as long as new wins are formed.

Money Bee feature

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In the base game and free spins, you will see Bee symbols which come with bet multipliers of 1, 2, 5 or 10 x your total bet. The Money Bee feature is randomly triggered when 1 of these Bee symbols lands on the reels.

Every Bee symbol on the reels with at least 1 Beehive, Adder Beehive or Multiplier Beehive symbol disappears from the reels. It’s value is added to each Beehive, Adder Beehive and Multiplier Beehive on the reels:

Beehive Values of all Bee symbols are added to it
Multiplier Beehive Multiplies values of all Bee symbols by 2 before being added to each Beehive, Multiplier Beehive or Adder Beehive
Adder Beehive Increases values of all Bee symbols by the bet value before being added to each Beehive, Multiplier Beehive or Adder Beehive

Free Spins feature

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The Free Spins feature is triggered when 3, 4 or 5 Honey Pot scatter symbols appear anywhere on the reels. This will reward you with 10, 15 or 20 free spins respectively. With the music ramping up significantly, the Money Bee feature is active like in the base game.

When a Honey Pot scatter lands, it’s collected in the free spins meter. Every 3 collected scatters will give you 2 additional free spins and a multiplier. The multiplier can reach 5x and will be applied to all wins:

3 Honey Pot scatters 2x Multiplier
6 Honey Pot scatters 3x Multiplier
9 Honey Pot scatters 4x Multiplier
12 Honey Pot scatters 5x Multiplier

If you’re not in the UK, there is a Buy feature. You can play the Free Spins feature for 100 x your total bet. Once activated, you will be randomly awarded 10, 15 or 20 free spins.

Bee Hive Bonanza Review Summary – multipliers key to claiming the honey

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The Bee Hive Bonanza slot is graphically quite simple compared other NetEnt productions such as Dead or Alive 2 or Starburst XXXtreme. The gameplay is more appealing though with avalanches and Money Bees awarding decent wins. I found the Multiplier and Adder Beehives to have the biggest impact on win potential.

The focus is on the Free Spins feature where collecting Honey Pot scatters will see the multiplier increase up to 5x. If you land enough Money Bees and various Beehives coupled with a decent multiplier, you can achieve big wins. The max win is 5,000 x your total bet which is decent but nothing out of the ordinary.

It has some similarities to Pragmatic Play’s Sweet Bonanza slot which comes with 21,175 x bet max wins in comparison. If you like Scatter Pays slots, Banana Town from Relax Gaming is recommended. With multipliers than can double up to 64x, it does come with top payouts of 10,000 x bet per spin.

In summary, Bee Hive Bonanza is a decent slot from NetEnt. However, its lacking the win potential to make it stand out being honest.

If you like insects, Nolimit City’s Folsom Prison is infested with cockroaches. With up to 46,664 ways to win and lots of bonus features, it boasts 75,000 x bet wins.

Pros
  • Plenty of action in the base game
  • Free spins with increasing multiplier up to 5x
Cons
  • Max win not huge vs other slots
  • Cutesy feel might not appeal

Bee Hive Bonanza FAQs

What is the Bee Hive Bonanza RTP?

The Bee Hive Bonanza RTP rate is 96.09% which is just about the online slots average (96%). The volatility or variance is very high with wins split quite evening amongst the bonus features.

What’s the Bee Hive Bonanza max win?

The maximum win is 5,000 x your total bet. This can be won in the Free Spins feature where the multiplier can reach 5x.

Are there any Bee Hive Bonanza free spins?

Yes, the Free Spins feature begins with up to 20 free spins. With the Money Bee feature in play, collecting scatters gives you more free spins and increases the multiplier up to 5x.

Is there a Bee Hive Bonanza demo?

Yes, the Bee Hive Bonanza demo can be played here at Online-Slot.co.uk. Head to a medieval Kingdom of Bees on mobile, laptop, PC and/or tablet devices.

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