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Bee-Capitator was a robot that entered Series 5 of Robot Wars, and lost its only battle to Firestorm 3.

Its name was a pun on decapitator.


"A big, black and orange bee on a wedge base with a rotating drill weapon, 750 watt 24V power, but at only 71 kilos, it's the lightest in the heat and could be badly stung!"
Jonathan Pearce on Bee-Capitator

Bee-Capitator in the arena

Bee-Capitator was a long box-wedge shaped robot and was designed to resemble a bee, armed with a drill spike on its front for 'stinging' opponents and was covered in flammable black and orange fur. It was also decorated with two wings and googly eyes. Bee-Capitator was reasonably quick and agile, but had no self-righting mechanism, and was also very light at 71kg.


Bee-Capitator fought in the 2001 live tour to qualify for Series 5. In its battle, it fought Trouble 'n' Strife, and both robots met in the centre of the arena. However, Bee-Capitator's lack of a self-righting mechanism was exploited, and Trouble 'n' Strife easily flipped it. Although Bee-Capitator lost the match, it was invited to compete in the Fifth Wars regardless.

Robot HistoryEdit

Series 5Edit

Firestorm bee capitator

Bee-Capitator fails to use its weapon


Bee-Capitator is flipped as Firestorm's flipper is wrecked by Matilda

Newcomers Bee-Capitator were drawn against the 7th seeds, the very experienced Firestorm 3, previously Grand finalists and Semi-finalists. Bee-Capitator went into this fight almost 30kg lighter than its opponent, and as the overwhelming underdogs. It did little to shake off this tag as Firestorm 3 avoided the drill and flipped it over, immobilising it. Firestorm however, had its flipper buckled out of position by Matilda's flywheel. Bee-Capitator was roasted over the flame pit and pitted by Sir Killalot, though it notably was not immobilised throughout the attacks.

"Didn't really cause a hive of activity in there, Bee-Capitator...if it were a worker bee, it wasn't particularly industrious and if it were a queen bee, it's been well and truly dethroned."
— Jonathan Pearce


Series 5
The Fifth Wars - UK Championship
Heats, Round 1
Heat D, Round 1 vs. Firestorm 3 (7) Lost


  • Wins: 0
  • Losses: 1

Series RecordEdit

Bee-Capitator team

The Bee-Capitator team

Series Bee-Capitator Record
The First Wars Did not enter
The Second Wars Did not enter
The Third Wars Did not enter
The Fourth Wars Did not enter
The Fifth Wars Heat, Round 1
The Sixth Wars Did not enter
The Seventh Wars Did not enter
Series 8 Did not enter
Series 9 Did not enter

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