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A Work Bee is a type of small utility craft which is used throughout the Federation. The name is derived from the work bee's small size and distinctive yellow color.

The Work Bee's had entered service by the 2270s and many were assigned to the Starfleet shipyards orbiting Earth, including the San Francisco Fleet Yards. (TOS movie: Star Trek: The Motion Picture; TNG movie: Star Trek Generations)

By the 24th century, Work Bee's were also assigned to Federation starships as part of their complement of auxiliary vessels. In 2372, Captain Jean-Luc Picard ordered command-level lock-outs to be installed on the Work Bee's and other auxiliaries assigned to the USS Enterprise-E. (TNG eBook: A Sea of Troubles)

See also: Work Bug


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A work bee is a single-pilot craft used at Federation Starfleet space stations and on some space ships, often on construction sites or dry docks. (TOSS)

Work bees at space stations

Work bees were used in spaceship construction at Spacedock and other space stations by the 2270s. They were used alongside workers in EV suits, performing tasks with a variety of plug-on tools, such as manipulator arms, or hauling cargo trains between ships and stations. (Star Trek: The Motion Picture, DS9 titles)

Work bees with the same form factor but generally coloured grey were in use in to the 24th century.

Work bees on starships

By 2265, ships like the USS Mumbai carried work bees (at least three). Lacking built-in docking ports for work bees, they resorted to working on them while docked to trolleys. When rescuing the USS Prospero, they deployed work bees with manipulator arms and cargo containers containing portable airlocks and docking tubes. (TOSS # 26: "Bee Prep", # 29: "Bottom-up", # 34: "Open the Bay Doors")

The refit-Constitution-class USS Enterprise had work bees and specialized docking ports.

Most starships in the 24th century carried work bees, generally numbering three to six. (Star Trek: Swiftfire: "Change in Command")

Work bees generally are listed in starship class specifications but less often get explicitly mentioned in a story.

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