Yellow means CAUTION. Watch out for that stinger!
— Buttonbee's Cast Description • Kirby's Epic Yarn

Buttonbees are common enemies appearing in the game Kirby's Epic Yarn. They first appear on the Flower Fields level and later appear in multiple stages, usually in stages that involve the Spin Boarder form. They usually appear along with Buttonflies. When wrapped up and thrown, it will turn into three separate yarn balls that home in on enemies. In certain levels, there are Buttonbee hives in which infinite Buttonbees come out. Buttonbees are much less aggressive than Buttonbugs, a red variety appearing at Secret Island.

Buttonbees are also summoned by Yin-Yarn during Kirby's and Prince Fluff's battle with him. They are summoned alongside Bow Waddle Dees.

Physical Appearance

Buttonbees are small, yellow buttons with transparent wings, small black antennae, and a two black lines on their backside. They also have a stinger, which looks like a Soocher's spike.


Buttonbees attack Kirby and Prince Fluff by trying to hit them with their stinger. When they spot them, they will lock onto them and attempt to hit them. However, the Buttonbee can only attack in a straight line.