Queen B.
Artwork of Queen B. from Donkey Kong Country for SNES.

Residence(s) Vine Valley
Family Zingers, King Zing (possible husband)
Species Bee
Gender Female

Powers/Abilities Having a large stinger,
Enraging and gaining temporary resistance to Vine Barrels,
Summoning four or five Zinger minions (GBA version only)
Enemies Kong Family

Game(s) Donkey Kong Country
First Appearance Donkey Kong Country (for SNES) (1994)
Latest Appearance Donkey Kong Country (for GBA) (2003)

Queen B. is the boss of Vine Valley and the third boss in Donkey Kong Country. She is located in the stage Bumble B Rumble. Queen B. is clearly a larger version of the Zingers, common enemies in Donkey Kong Country.


Super Nintendo Entertainment System version

In order to defeat this large Zinger, Donkey and Diddy Kong will have to pick up a Vine Barrel (which will break upon contact or dropping with anything), and throw it at Queen B. Afterwards, she will become enraged and turn red out of rage, gaining resistance for a short period of time (much like the red Zingers, resistant enemies to regular barrels). Queen B. will vertically swoop up and down trying to hurt the Kongs, but if not hit for a while, she will calm down and another barrel will spawn. After receiving five hits, Queen B. is defeated.

Game Boy Color version

In the Game Boy Color version of Donkey Kong Country, Queen B. has very similar patterns of attacks to the SNES version. She is defeated after receiving five hits.

Game Boy Advance version

In Donkey Kong Country's Game Boy Advance remake, after being hit, she will turn red and surround herself with other four or five regular sized Zingers to act as a defensive barrier and attack the Kongs. The regular Zingers must be all defeated with barrels to make Queen B. return to normal. In this version, she is also defeated after receiving five hits.








See Also


  • King Zing, who would later appear on the game sequel, Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest, is believed to be her spouse.
  • Though she can gain resistance to regular barrels briefly during the boss battle, Queen B. could be considered inferior strength-wise to the red Zingers that always possess that resistance. This also goes for her spouse, King Zing, in Donkey Kong Country 2.
  • In the Game Boy Advance version of Donkey Kong Country, a hidden photograph of a Zinger can be found in the middle of the boss arena by using Donkey Kong's hand slap move.
  • Also in the GBA version, in the post-battle dialogue that occurs after Queen B. is defeated, Cranky Kong incorrectly refers to her as a male.
  • In the GBA version, putting up a barrel right at her (much easier to accomplish with Donkey Kong) will have her Zinger minions be defeated instantly due to the barrel's hitbox affecting them all at once before they spread out to form their formation. However, doing this during certain phases of the battle will cause Queen B. instantly transition to her normal flight path instead of delaying first, which can spell an instant defeat surprise for those who are not prepared.
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