The Red Cannon is available to you once you have 22 bee types. It is located to the right of the hives, next to Black Bear. If used without any powerups or items (such as the Parachute), it'll usually put you down in the middle of the 25 Bee Gate field, though it has been known to undershoot (putting you on the ramp up to the 25 gate) or overshoot (putting you outside the boundaries of the game).

If you have 22 bee types but don't yet have 25 bees (unlikely, but possible), you can use the Red Cannon to bypass the 25 Bee Gate.

With the Parachute and the Red Cannon, you can easily get to many of the Royal Jelly locations.

Before the update, the Red Cannon required 20 bee types instead of 22.

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