All these bee genetics can get pretty confusing pretty fast. Especially since every offspring will have its own genome built more or less randomly from both parents. So, if you don't keep crossbreeding the same offspring from that same Forest queen you knocked off a tree ages ago, you will have lots of bees with funny genomes. But where would you get that genome information? Luckily there is the new Beealyzer to help. It provides a non-invasive way to glean every last bit of information from your bees. Just provide a honey or honeydew drop to pacify the bee to have everything you ever wanted to know but were afraid to ask at your fingertips.
With Beealyzer firmly in hand, place it in the hotbar and right-click with it active. It will bring up an interface that will appear very similarly to this:
The Beealyzer GUI is divided into 3 main sections:
I - Information Area
Shows detailed information about each bee placed in the Beealyzer.
II - Input Area
Each analysis requires 1 drop of either honey or honeydew, which will pacify the bee and allow the Beealyzer to make an accurate determination of the bee's genome. The Beealyzer will retain any honey or honeydew placed into the top slot. The second slot is where the bee to be analyzed is placed. The bee will be analyzed automatically (Note: Some versions of Forestry do not automatically analyze the bee. If this occurs, click on the slot below the arrow to force the process.)
III - Information Slots
Consists of 5 slots into which analyzed bees are placed to read out specific information. The first two readouts are divided into two columns, one for the Active genome, and the other for the Inactive genome. Traits in the Active column are the ones currently active, while the Inactive traits are still part of the bee's genome, but will not impact the current generation of bees. The Active traits on a Princess determine which conditions the bees will be able to work in, while the Inactive traits on a Princess and both sets on a Drone will only come into play during the reproduction phase of beekeeping.
Slot I - General Information:
Slot II - Additional Information:
Slot III - Produce: This page has two lists:
Slot IV - Mutations:
This slot outlines graphically the possible and discovered mutations of a bee. (TODO: Explain more.)
Slot V - Classification & Description:
This slot contains other information about the bees that are not directly related to their function. A scientific classification is available for each bee in addition to a short description. Some of the descriptions may contain useful information about the bee species, a hint on what to cross them with to get a mutation, or an amusing quotation. (Your mileage may vary on what you find amusing.) In general, this slot has little to no impact on the breeding mechanics.
The beealyzer is handheld and does not require power to operate but instead needs to be supplied with honey or honeydew drops in the top-right slot.