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How to get honey from a beehive in Minecraft

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Need to know how to get Minecraft honey from beehives? Minecraft bees are the sweet little insects that make honey, pollinate flowers, and just so happen to have the best knees in existence. These tiny creatures may have proven themselves to be too scary for Nicolas Cage, but they have an important role in your Minecraft biome. 

To make the most of the awesome work these little critters do, you will want to learn how to craft beehives, and how to get your hands on Minecraft honeycomb. No blocky breakfast is complete without a healthy drizzle of Minecraft honey, and I can tell you're buzzing to discover more on the subject. Let's take a look at everything there is to know about this sweet treat.

What do you do with honeycomb in Minecraft?

Honeycomb can be harvested from bee nests and hives (artificial versions of nests you can craft) with shears; you’ll get between one and three bits of honeycomb that way.

However, harvesting from bee nests will make its buzzy inhabitants hostile. You can offset this by building a lit campfire beneath the hive—just be careful not to burn them. Note: if you get stung it'll die 20 seconds later, and nobody wants that. You can use Minecraft honeycomb for two things: you can make Honeycomb Blocks by combining four pieces of honeycomb, and craft beehives. Their bright design will set any home apart.

How do you make a beehive in Minecraft?

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You’ll need three pieces of honeycomb and six Wooden Planks to create a beehive. However, you’ll need to bring some bees to their new home though: do that by using a flower to attract them, or just leash them and bring them with you. We hope you go for the more humane choice. Plus, you can get bees to breed by giving them a flower, which is kind of cute.

How to get honey from a beehive

You can tell that a hive is ready to be harvested when it's dripping honey. Use a glass bottle on the full hive to get yourself a Honey Bottle. Consuming that restores 6 Hunger—and lasts a quarter longer than normal food—and cures you of poison, but you can still drink it when your Hunger meter is full.