How to Get Honey in Minecraft? All You Need to Know

How to get honey in Minecraft? In the 1.14 update, bees were introduced, along with the option to collect honey. If you know how to handle bees in Minecraft, you can collect honey. You will need to cover your bases even if you farm the bees yourself. The honey gathering involves a few quirks.

This guide will outline the steps to get honey. Additionally, it outlines how to collect honey, how to make a beehive, and what you can do with honeycomb in Minecraft. In this article, we explore how to get honey in Minecraft on any platform, how to craft beehives, and how to collect honeycombs.

How to Get Honey From a Beehive in Minecraft

To bottle honey from a beehive or bee nest, follow these steps:

  • Make a Crafting Table from four wood planks. Any kind of wood (Oak planks, Crimson planks, etc.) will do.
  • Place the Crafting Table on the ground and open it to reveal the 3X3 crafting grid.
  • Craft a Campfire. You’ll need the following materials:
    • 3 Sticks
    • 1 Coal or Charcoal
    • 3 Logs or Wood

Arrange the items in the 3X3 crafting grid.

  • Locate a beehive or bee nest.
  • Place the campfire below the hive.
  • Wait until the hive is full of honey. Golden pixels appear on one side of the block when the hive is full of honey. Check all sides of the hive.
    • PC: Right-click and hold
    • Mobile: Tap and hold the screen
    • Xbox: Press and hold LT
    • PlayStation: Press and hold L2
    • Nintendo: Press and hold ZL

Use an empty glass bottle on the beehive. The way you use a bottle depends on the platform you’re playing on:

  • You can instead cut a honeycomb from a full bee nest using shears.

How to Find Bees in Minecraft

Bees can spawn naturally in

  • Plains
  • Sunflower plains
  • Flower forest
  • Forest
  • Wooded hills
  • Birch forest
  • Tall birch forest
  • Birch forest hills
  • Tall birch hills

Bees congregate around bee nests and beehives. If you see a bee in the wild, watch it from a distance and follow it home. In Creative mode, you can spawn bees with Bee Spawn Eggs. Bees won’t spawn at night or in the rain.

Bees will follow you wherever you go if you hold a flower in your hand. Use this trick to attract bees back to your garden.

The Benefits of Bees in Minecraft

To make honey, bees transport pollen from flowers to their hives. They also create new flowers as they spread pollen, so a beehive can be very useful when you want to start a garden.

Prepare yourself to be stung by nearby bees if you attack a bee, hive, or nest. Bees die after stinging once and do not leave behind any spoils, but the sting causes poisonous effects. You can avoid getting stung by placing a campfire near the hive before approaching it.

What Can You Do With Honey and Honeycombs?

Honey and honeycombs have a few uses:

  • Honey restores three units of hunger and removes poison effects.
  • Use honeycombs to make beehives.
  • To make sugar, place one bottle of honey in the crafting grid.
  • Place four bottles of honey in the crafting grid to create honey. Anybody or anything touching honey will be slowed down.

Dispensers can be set up to automate the honey collection and bottling process.

What You Need to Make a Beehive

There is no difference between a beehive and a bee nest except that you can craft the latter. Put three wood planks (any type of wood is fine) in the top and bottom rows of the 3X3 crafting grid, then three honeycombs in the middle row.

How to Move a Beehive in Minecraft

The following steps will guide you in safely transporting beehives with bees inside:

  • Use an anvil and put a pickaxe in the first box.
  • Put a Silk Touch enchantment in the second box.
  • Move the enchanted Pickaxe to your inventory.
  • Place a Campfire close to the beehive.
  • Use the enchanted Pickaxe on the beehive.
  • Collect the Beehive block. Now you can add it to your hot bar and put it in your garden or wherever you like.

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