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- What is a Seasonal Instance?
- What are Seasonal Instance Rewards?
- Bee’s Big Business
- Bee’s Big Business Side Quests
- Other Resources
As with some other events, Spring Festival also has a Seasonal Instance. This one is called Bee’s Big Business. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to defend Grimbeorn’s Giant Bees as they pollinate flowers ahead of honey-making. Oh, and at the end, defend some of the flowers themselves.Expect a crazy amount of goats, including the GOAT of Goats. Let’s
goat get to it, then!
What is a Seasonal Instance?
If you’re newish to LOTRO, Seasonal Instances are scalable quests only available during the festival. You start them by using Instance Finder.
You can complete the Solo version, or head in with other players for the fellowship versions.
Lastly, you have the option to run it at the minimum level if you want to. If you only want the Festivity Tokens, then that’s fine. If you want to complete the Lossarnach’s Pesky Critters Deed, however, you’ll need to tweak the starting level.
What are Seasonal Instance Rewards?Seasonal Instances grant Festivity Tokens, but sidequests offer additional event tokens. In the case of Spring Festival, these are Spring Leaves. Festivity Tokens have their own rewards to barter for, as an encouragement to run the new instance. You can see Spring outfit cosmetics for Festivity Tokens over on my LOTRO Spring Cosmetics page.
Bee’s Big Business
Follow and Protect the Bees
The giant bees need to do their pollinating work! You are their protector so they can do their precious honey-making job. But there are “so many goats” that threaten the bees and the flowers.
Periodically, the Bees will stop and buzz around pollinating flowers. They will then line up near a control point. Your journey only continues once you interact with the Bees and indicate you are ready to continue.
Final Goat Show-Down
Once you reach the end, you have to defend both the bees and some giant Lossarnach flowers from encroaching goats. There are several waves of goats. Fend them off, make sure one of the flowers on the final fight survive and get the bees safely back to Grimbeorn.
EncountersAs your trek through the countryside continues, you will see a notice about Encounters. These are optional, but contribute to the Lossarnach’s Pesky Critters Deed.
Pro TipDon’t actually engage in encounters until your bees are safely at a control point.
Lossarnach’s Pesky Critters Deed
So long as you run the instance no more than 8 Levels below your own, clearing a “Pesky Critter” encounter will trigger this deed.
How Many Times for the Deed?
They are totally random, so expect to have to run it more than three times to face all fix pesky critters.
Does Rock Mean Rock?Ha ha ha, yes indeed. Wait until you have to defeat a rock, which is that. Just an enormous boulder…critter.
Bee’s Big Business Side QuestsGrimbeorn has two additional quests for you to complete, while you’re running the instance. One you are aiming to complete by default, whereas the other one you should do only when the Bees are safe. Here they are:
DailyMake sure all the bees return safely and well fed to Grimbeorn, for an extra reward. Beornings need, and love, honey. Protect them as though your life depended on it. Or make a Beorning mad, your choice!
Total RewardsIf you complete all quests, including the Daily and Beautiful Bouquet, the total rewards are:
- Legendary Item XP
- Spring Leaves × 12
- Festivity Tokens × 5
- Misc and