In Bee Inspired, Spike repeatedly frightens Mickey, keeping Minnie from finishing her painting. In the end, they become friends and Spike saves Mickey from an angry swarm of his companions by giving a dramatic speech (all in buzz language with subtitles).
Spike the Bee made a handful of appearances in Disney comics. In the 1948 Inferior Decoratorhe attacks Donald's house with a whole swarm of bees because Donald's new wallpaper represents flowers.
Spike would be used for Epcot's 2018 Flower and Garden Festival as the host for the Spike's Pollen Nation Exploration scavenger hunt game. Twelve figures of Spike were placed around gardens throughout World Showcase to mark the different spots. Spike would return as the mascot for the 2020 festival.
The Bee enemy design in DuckTales Remastered resembles Spike's original design from "Window Cleaners."
He has stung multiple times, meaning he's a bumblebee, as honey bees can only sting once before dying.