"The Living Hive. Light of the Taxxons. Mother and Father of the Taxxons. The Hive has lost many of its children to the Yeerks. Many of its servants have betrayed the Hive and made an alliance with the Yeerks. But the Living Hive is still the Mother and Father of the species."

The Living Hive, also known as The Hive, Mother and Father of the Taxxons and the Light of the Taxxons is the Taxxon caste that gives birth to typical Taxxons.

Description and Role Edit

The Living Hive resembles are small red mountain with hollow tendrils all over it that push Taxxons here and there around the mountains. The Living Hive can also talk telepatically, which sounds loud inside one's head when "heard." The Living Hive commanded the Taxxons, although their hunger could drive them away from The Hive if somebody could provide food for them.


"The Living Hive is tired of losing its children to the Yeerks. The Living Hive has long sought a way to destroy the Yeerk invaders and remove them from this planet. But the Hive could not understand the Yeerks and their machines. Now... now, the Hive has an adviser. Someone who understands machines, spaceships, Dracon beams. Someone who will help the Hive destroy the Yeerks and their traitor Taxxons."

The Living Hive had led the Taxxons since the existence of the Taxxons. However the Taxxon Hive was alarmed to see many Taxxons leave the hive to joined the Yeerk Empire. The Hive created an army of loyal Taxxons known as Mountain Taxxon to resist the Yeerks, and they waged raids on the local spaceport of the Taxxon homeworld. However, The Hive did not understand Yeerk technology until Arbron, who was stuck in Taxxon morph, told it them every thing he knew about the Yeerks. With this information, The Living Hive ordered a massive assault on the largest Yeerk spaceport on the Taxxon homework, causing massive destruction to the spaceport and to both sides. However the Yeerks managed to eventually crush the Taxxon Rebellion and possibly destroyed The Living Hive.


  • The Living Hive speaks only one sentence during the entire series - <IS THIS THE CREATURE?> after noticing Elfangor.