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Hollow Bee Tree

by Nylaba Posted 9th Mar 2015 at 3:32 AM - Updated 19th May 2015 at 7:00 PM by Nylaba
41 Comments / replies (Who?) - 1 Feedback Posts, 24 Thanks Posts
This is a new mesh, and means that it's a brand new self contained object that usually does not require a specific Expansion pack (although this is possible depending on the type). It may have Recolours hosted on MTS - check below the description for more information.
I love the beekeeping in Supernatural but I don't always love the bee box. And so, wanting something that could fit in almost any world seamlessly, this came about.



I took the hollow tree from Supernatural and made it function like the beehive. It does not overwrite the original tree, it is a new object. You can find it under Hobbies right next to the original box and it costs the same, $275.
It has two recolor options, the first is non CASTable as it is the original overlay, the second has one channel.
Hide it in the woods! Stick one in the cemetery! Give it to your castaway sims! If there's trees, now there might be bees.

BUGS
There is some stretching with patterns but fixing the UV map would wreck the overlay so there's not much I can do about it. Solid or wood patterns work well though.
The sim still pretends to open the box and you hear the lid creak. Again, not much I can do about this.
There is some minor clipping when they harvest honey or otherwise reach into the hole.

Polygon Counts:
High 731 faces
Med 412 faces

Style: Antique Fantasy
Room: Outdoor
Maxis Flags: AddOn

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 3 Supernatural
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BeeTree.zip

Size: 1.24 MB · Downloads: 8,899 · 9th Mar 2015
1.24 MB 8,899 9th Mar 2015
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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 9th Mar 2015 at 3:34 AM
What a great idea!! Looking forward to trying it out!
Mad Poster
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#3 Old 9th Mar 2015 at 6:08 AM
This idea is so clever! Thank you! And congratulations on your first upload!
Lab Assistant
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#4 Old 9th Mar 2015 at 8:07 AM
Excellent idea!
Field Researcher
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#5 Old 9th Mar 2015 at 8:23 AM
This is awesome! Thank you!
Lab Assistant
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#6 Old 9th Mar 2015 at 2:21 PM
Never knew how much I needed this!
Lab Assistant
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#7 Old 9th Mar 2015 at 9:44 PM
This is cool! Thank you very much for sharing. I get annoyed by the bee hive, too, so this will add a nice touch to the creepier lots I have in some of my saves. :)
Instructor
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#8 Old 9th Mar 2015 at 10:02 PM
50th thanks! Now THIS is an absolutely wonderful idea, totally perfect for those of us who go for a more fairytale/nature theme. Thank you so much for sharing! :)
Theorist
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#9 Old 9th Mar 2015 at 11:15 PM
Great idea - thank you!
Test Subject
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#10 Old 10th Mar 2015 at 1:07 AM
Thank you so much. I've been wanted some one to make this for a long time
Scholar
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#11 Old 10th Mar 2015 at 1:29 AM
Thank you! This is so great, this tree would look great in my camping grounds and sims can harvest bees in the woods! Brilliant idea
Test Subject
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#12 Old 10th Mar 2015 at 2:59 AM
This is very cool and quite clever. I really like the look of the bees in the hollow of the tree.
Test Subject
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#13 Old 10th Mar 2015 at 3:12 AM
Thanks going to give this a try straight away
Mad Poster
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#14 Old 10th Mar 2015 at 11:04 PM
You freaking genius, omg, this is cool, and SO accurate. :thumbup:
Forum Resident
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#15 Old 11th Mar 2015 at 8:00 AM
This is fantastic, thank you so much! :D
Instructor
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#16 Old 11th Mar 2015 at 8:36 AM
It's an absolutely brilliant idea, and it really makes me want to give the bee thing a go
Test Subject
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#17 Old 12th Mar 2015 at 8:26 AM
Thank you for sharing it with us.
Test Subject
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#18 Old 12th Mar 2015 at 4:21 PM
thanks you
Lab Assistant
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#19 Old 15th Mar 2015 at 11:04 AM
Wonderful creation!
Lab Assistant
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#20 Old 15th Mar 2015 at 2:40 PM
I wish someone would convert this for ts2!! I love it!!!!
Test Subject
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#21 Old 15th Mar 2015 at 4:24 PM
! <3
Test Subject
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#22 Old 15th Mar 2015 at 8:17 PM
Can't wait to play with this! Thanks for sharing with us all
Test Subject
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#23 Old 17th Mar 2015 at 4:38 PM
Perfect for so many things.
Scholar
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#24 Old 17th Mar 2015 at 6:19 PM
I love this!
Test Subject
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#25 Old 18th Mar 2015 at 4:06 AM
Thanks! I really hate the beehive as it looks out of place for the most part. The tree really makes a difference. :>
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