"They're a precious source of protein that comes from a Deku Hornet's hive. This material might be good for making something."
— In-game description

Hornet Larvae is an item from The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. It can be found in Deep Woods and is normally guarded by a swarm of Deku Hornets. In order to obtain it, Link must roll into a tree with a beehive on it (or knock the hive down with a projectile). There is a chance that the hive will drop some Hornet Larvae. A single Beehive also appears on outside of the Great Tree.


Hornet Larvae can be used to upgrade multiple items. It can be used to upgrade the Medium Bomb Bag, and the Hook Beetle into the Quick Beetle. Rupin will also purchase Hornet Larvae for 20 Rupees.

Non-Canon Appearances

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Hyrule Warriors/Legends

Hornet Larvae appears as three badges (Hornet Larvae I, Hornet Larvae II, and Hornet Larvae III) that can be crafted at the Bazaar's Badge Market. Each badge increases the healing effect from Hearts picked up in battle.

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