The latest Minecraft update has arrived, and its solely based around the little black and yellow creatures that buzz, make honey, and have a nasty sting. That’s right the Buzzy Bee update has arrived in Minecraft and adds a bunch of new features and items for players to make use of. So how do you find bees in Minecraft? How do you get honey in Minecraft? And what about honeycomb and beehives? Well, let us talk you all through it.
Where to Find Bees in Minecraft
Bees in Minecraft, just as in real life, live in beehives or bee nests and will often be seen buzzing around the world getting on with collecting pollen or making that sweet, sweet honey.
To find Minecraft bees, you’ll want to go to the following biomes:
- Sunflower Plains
- Flower Forest
Any of these will contains oak and birch trees which have a 5% chance of having a bee nest during world generation. The best place to find bees in Minecraft is the Flower Forest, as there are tons of trees and plants.
This is important because plenty of trees means plenty of spawn opportunities, while plants will help Minecraft bees make honey quickly.
Another easy way of finding Minecraft bees is to simply follow one home if you’re about exploring the world and see one buzzing around. It’s worth noting, however, that they won’t do this at night, or if it’s raining or snowing. It has to be suitable weather for a bee, after all.
After a while, a bee will slowly make its way back to its nest or hive. Just follow it and you’ll now be able to get all of the honey or honeycomb you’re after.
How to Get Honey
To get honey in Minecraft, you’ll need to harvest it from a beehive or bee nest. These will only be ready for you to harvest once enough bees have returned to the nest with pollen.
Each beehive houses three bees. Each bee will leave one at a time during the day, flying around and pollinating different flowers. When they’ve done this, their appearance will change and they’ll soon return to their beehive.
Once this has happened five times, you’ll notice that the beehive looks a little different. It will be literally dripping with honey.
When this happens, walk over to the hive and use a glass bottle. This will give you a Honey Bottle.
What Is Honey Used For in Minecraft?
Honey can be used to restore six hunger and 2.4 saturation. It even has antidote properties, meaning that it’ll remove any Poison status effects you might have picked up on your travels.
Simply select the Honey Bottle and use it to drink it.
How to Get Honeycomb in Minecraft
To get honeycomb in Minecraft you’ll need to use shears on a bee nest or hive. Both of these will grant between one and three pieces of honeycomb depending on how much honey is in the nest/ hive.
It’s worth noting that using shears on the nest or the hive will cause Minecraft bees to be hostile to you. To prevent this from happening, either use shears with the ‘Silk Touch’ enchantment, or place a campfire beneath the nest/ hive. This will cause the bees to stay inside the hive in ‘chill mode’ so they won’t attack you and die.
What Is Honeycomb Used For?
Four bits of honeycomb can be combined together in Minecraft to make a Honeycomb Block. This is simply a decorative block you can use to spruce up your house or even just your outdoor surroundings.
The main use for honeycomb in Minecraft, though, comes in the form of making yourself another beehive.
How to Get Beehives
A beehive is made by combining six wood planks with three bits of honeycomb in the center row of the 3×3 grid. You’ll then have a beehive which you can attach to a tree near to your house, so you won’t have to venture far for honey ever again.
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