*Inspiration drawn from Brant's fly attack during the Update 19 Live Stream*
A new idle animation, short one-handed swatting at the air around the face while a faint buzzing sound plays and a small insect can be seen buzzing around a players head. Animation is most frequent near trash bins, bodies, etc.
Expanding further, the animation can be made two handed to signal a swarming attack from bees found near randomly spawned beehives and honey farms on the map. Hives can spawn in any location including bases if the player has been away for too long.
+Add a negative trait Bee Allergy. Bee stings cause additional damage and heath and stamina drain over time. Unique crafting item in upgraded field hospital “Epi Pen”.
+Create a plague variant to the swarms that cause an effect similar to extra strength zombait
+Players stung in a plague swarm cloud that are not allergic have a chance to contract plague.
+Plague hives and associated swarms emit a thick red fog similar to plague hearts
+Swarms can be countered by any smoke producing items, fire or bodies of water. Spawned hives can be shot down and eventually the swarm will disperse.
+Swarms do not travel far from their spawn point but will chase the player if detected within a sort range.
+Crouching greatly reduces the potential threat of detection, unless the player runs while crouched which triggers a similar detection chance as if the player is standing.
With so many people around the world allergic to bee stings, it is conceivable that they would survive into the apocalypse. Also, at this point nature would be reclaiming much of the environment and certain Insects, like bees, could have a boom in population.