Hello everyone! MadCrayolaz and I have a bit of a disagreement on bee flowers. As it is in the bee template, bee pages have a "Pollinates with" area on the sidebar. For bees like Cultivated, "Flowers" makes sense. Everyone knows what that means, and it is the same as is listed in the apiarist database in-game. The problem is with others, like the Tropical Bee. According to the apiarist database or beealyzer in-game, Tropical bees need "Jungle" flowers.
I think this is what should be listed on the bee pages, with the link in the "Pollinates with" to the list of flower definitions. (Which is how it currently is.) On that page, there is a table that has "Jungle" defined as "Vanilla Vine or Fern". I think this is more useful for people who are new, because it will direct them to the flower page with much more information about the subject than is feasible to put on each bee page, such as the explanation for mushrooms- "Vanilla brown Mushroom or red Mushroom. Toadstool will not work, nor will giant mushrooms." In addition, if anything about a requirement is updated later (such as redstone blocks being allowed for the redstone requirement) there is only one place to change, rather than each bee page that uses that to pollinate.
MadCrayolaz thinks we should put "Vine or Fern" on the actual bee page. From MadCrayolaz talk page: "The world Jungle literally makes no sense in this case. In know it says it in the Database/Beealyzer, but there is no such thing as a jungle flower." "To a new person, Jungle would make no sense. Writing out exactly which flowers are usable would be the best course of action, I believe. That would mean you list both ferns and vines as the flowers."
As this type of situation occurs on many bee pages, I thought we might discuss it. (Ender bees pollinating with "End" vs. "Dragon Egg", Excited bees pollinating with "Redstone" vs. "Redstone Torch", Stark bees pollinating with "Magic Flowers" vs "Shimmerleaf or Cinderpeal", etc.)
(Sorry if I misrepresented your thoughts MadCrayolaz, feel free to correct me!)