The Zubbas are a gang of black and yellow hornets and are minor villain in both Banjo Kazooie, and Banjo-Tooie.
In Banjo-Kazooie, they are protecting a Jiggy in their nest in Click Clock Wood for Gruntilda and will attack any suspicious bears and birds that attempt to get it during the summer season. Banjo and Kazooie must fend off swarms of Zubbas using the Rat-a-tat Rap ability to win the Jiggy. Alternately, the player can just use the Wonderwing move and let them ram the heroes while they are invincible. During the winter season, it is shown that the Zubbas have left their hive and moved elsewhere.
In Banjo-Tooie, it is revealed the Zubbas have relocated to Cloud Cuckooland. They will fly around and attack Banjo, Kazooie, or Mumbo Jumbo with their stingers if they get close. The Zubbas also have a mini-game for the bee transformation in which the player must try to shoot as many different-colored Zubbas as they can to score points and win prizes.