Our how-to create a beehive in Minecraft guide walks you step-by-step on how-to make a nice little house to store some Bees and harvest some honeycomb! Bees and Beehives are a newer addition to the game and was added in the 1.15 patch.
How-to Make a Beehive
Creating a Beehive isn't too difficult, but there's some steps to go through to finding the materials necessary. Make sure to have Shears, so you don't disturb the nest when collecting the honeycomb you need.
Step 1: Locate Bees and Nests
First things first, we need to find some Bees! They are located in areas with a lot of flower activity, so look for forests with trees and flowers surrounding them. Seeing a bunch of flowers on the ground is a good sign that there will be bees in the area. Once you see the bees, look under trees for the nests.
Step 2: Breed the Bees!
You'll need to make sure that the bees fill up their nest with honey so you can harvest from it. Harvest some flowers from around the area and then give them to the bees. This will encourage them to breed, which will create some more bees. More bees means they will hit up more flowers, and fill up that nest with honey.
Step 3: Harvest the Honeycomb
Once you see the nest is dripping with honey, you can then harvest it with shears. This will anger some bees, so make sure to have a flower ready or to run for it! Breaking the nest will not yield any honeycomb, so you have to use shears.
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Step 4: Craft the Beehive
Each of the nests should yield you three honeycomb, and that's exactly the amount of it you need to create a Beehive! You'll also need six planks of whatever wood you got laying around.
Now that you've got your Beehive, you'll likely want to bring some bees with you to wherever you plan to be wanting to harvest your honey. You can do this by holding a flower and luring them to the area you want them to occupy. Place your Beehive on the ground and the bees will enter it once they've got some nectar to add to it. You'll want to plant plenty of flowers around this area to promote their ability to create honey.
You can harvest the honeycomb with the shears to create more hives, or you can use a bottle and grab some honey out of it once it is full. The honey doesn't do much currently, if you drink it, it will replenish three hunger bubbles. If you put it in your crafting window, you can break it down into Sugar!
Help! Bees Are After Me!
If you've gone all Yogi Bear on the nest or Beehive and the bees are after you, then you will need to attack them back or just run away. The bees will eventually return to being non-threatening. If you want to keep them from going aggro on you, then place a campfire under their hive or near the Beehive before you collect the honeycomb or fill up a honey bottle!