Niche Spotlight – APICO, a casual bee farm simulator

Today’s slot is APICa casual beekeeping simulation by TNgineers and Whitethorn Games.

APIC is available on Windows PC, Linux, and Mac through the Epic Games Store and Steam for $19.99. The game also offers a free demo that you can try.

The game allows players to collect, raise, and maintain bee hives. Cross populations of hives to discover more than 30 species of bees. Explore different biomes, all with their own unique resources and bee species.

Collect and sell honey and other beekeeping materials and supplies to make a profit. Craft items and raise bees using unique mini-games. Release endangered bee species into the wild to repopulate colonies. APIC also features 4-player online co-op and full modding support.

You can find the APICO launch trailer below.

You can find a preview (via Steam) below:


APICO is a casual beekeeping simulation game about raising, collecting and keeping bees! Leave your boring job in town to return to your family home in Port APICO and reconnect with your beekeeping roots.

Set in a series of lush environments, APICO uniquely combines resource gathering, biology, and beekeeping mini-games, taking ideas from a mix of real and fantasy beekeeping and floriculture.

On your journey, you’ll rediscover lost species, encounter new bees, and help repopulate the islands.


  • Live out your wildest beekeeping fantasies – without stinging!
  • Unique crafting and beekeeping mini-games that boost game progression
  • Cross different bees to discover more than 30 new species
  • Make and sell honey, Apicola and other bee products
  • Repopulate lost species and release them back into the wild
  • Multiple biomes to explore, each with its own unique bee species
  • Discover the forgotten secrets of the APICO Islands
  • Play with friends in 4-player online co-op!
  • Finished the game but want more? Try modding!


APICO is created by the TNgineers, two brothers – Ell & Jamie, inspired by their love of casual gaming and crafting.

They wanted to do something relaxing, intriguing, and semi-educational (but don’t think about magic bees). Ell builds beautiful things and Jamie makes sure he breaks them.


Bees are an integral part of our gameplay, as they are of our real-world ecosystem.
We want to promote bee conservation and will donate a portion of sales to national and international beekeeping charities.

You can also find other ways to help you separate on our website.


We post regular updates of our development progress on Twitter, Discord and Guilded along with important announcements, silly GIFs, cute bee pics – what more could you ask for?

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