Fine Vermin (swarm)
Hit Dice: 3d8+6 HD (19 hp)
Speed: 10 ft. (2 squares), climb 10 ft., fly 40 ft. (good)
Armor Class: 23 (+5 dex, +8 size), touch 15, flat-footed 18
Base Attack/Grapple: +2/-
Attack: Swarm (1d8 plus poison)
Full Attack: Swarm (1d8 plus poison)
Space/Reach: 10 ft./0 ft.
Special Attacks: Density, distraction, poison
Special Qualities: Darkvision 60 ft., immune to weapon damage, scent, swarm traits, vermin traits
Saves: Fort +4, Ref +6, Will +1
Abilities: Str 1, Dex 20, Con 12, Int -, Wis 10, Cha 2
Skills: *Climb +13, *Listen +6, *Spot +6
Environment: Warm Forest
Organization: Solitary, hive (2–4 swarms), or colony (7–12 swarms)
Challenge Rating: 3
Alignment: Always neutral
Level Adjustment: -
Killer bees appear exactly like that of honeybees, the only difference being their excessive hostility to anyone invading their territory.
Killer bees are intensely territorial and any trespassers within range of their scent is immediately set upon.
Killer bee swarms are particularly dense in individuals and as such deal 1d8 damage and gain an additional 3 hit points.
Any living creature vulnerable to the bee's damage that begins its turn with a swarm in its square is nauseated for 1 round; a Fortitude save (DC 12) negates the effect. Spellcasting or concentrating on spells within the area of a swarm requires a Concentration check (DC 20 + spell level). Using skills that involve patience and concentration requires a DC 20 Concentration check.
Injury, Fortitude DC 12, initial damage 1d4 Dex, secondary damage 1d3 Con. The save DC is Constitution-based.
*A killer bee swarm has a +6 racial bonus on Listen and Spot checks, and a +8 racial bonus on Climb checks, and uses its Dexterity modifier instead of its Strength modifier for Climb checks. A killer bee swarm can choose to take 10 on a Climb check, even if rushed or threatened.