How to Craft a Honeycomb in Minecraft


How to Craft a Honeycomb in Minecraft

Abhimannu Das
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Here is a step-by-step guide to craft a honeycomb in Minecraft if you want to become a honey harvester.
Honeycomb can be used to craft various items in Minecraft, including beehives, candles, and more.

In Minecraft, honeycomb is a valuable resource that you can obtain from beehives. Beehives are inhabited by bees and can be found in various biomes, especially those with flowers. Honeycomb can be used to craft various items in Minecraft, including beehives, candles, and more. While the harvesting process sounds simple on paper, aggressive bees can make life difficult for you. Here's a detailed guide on how to get honeycomb in Minecraft:

Step-by-step guide to craft honeycombs in Minecraft

1. Find Beehives:

  • Bees naturally spawn near flowers in various biomes, such as plains, sunflower plains, and flower forests.

  • Look for beehives hanging from trees. They have a distinctive beehive texture.

2. Collect Empty Bottles:

  • You'll need empty glass bottles to collect honeycomb from beehives.

  • Craft empty bottles by placing glass blocks in the crafting table in a "V" shape.

Minecraft glass bottle recipe

3. Prepare a Campfire (Optional):

  • To safely collect honeycomb, you can use a campfire to calm the bees inside the beehive.

  • Craft a campfire using three sticks, three logs, and one piece of coal or charcoal.

4. Harvest the Honeycomb:

  • Approach the beehive with caution, as bees can become aggressive if you disturb them.

  • Right-click or left-trigger on the beehive with an empty bottle to collect honeycomb.

  • Bees will emerge from the beehive when you harvest, but if you use a campfire as mentioned earlier, they won't attack you.

5. Repeat if Necessary:

  • Each beehive will provide you with one honeycomb.

  • You can harvest multiple beehives to collect more honeycomb.

6. Beware of Aggressive Bees:

  • If you don't use a campfire, the bees may become hostile when you collect honeycomb, so be prepared to defend yourself.

7. Use Silk Touch (Optional):

  • If you have a tool with the Silk Touch enchantment, you can obtain the beehive itself without destroying it. This can be useful for creating bee farms.

8. Craft Beehives (Optional):

  • You can craft beehives using honeycomb and wooden planks. This is useful for setting up your own bee farm.

  • Open the crafting table and place 6 wooden planks and 3 honeycombs in a pattern like this to craft a beehive:

9. Set Up a Bee Farm (Optional):

  • To maximize your honeycomb production, consider setting up a bee farm with multiple beehives and flowers nearby.

That's it! You now know how to obtain honeycomb in Minecraft. Remember to be cautious around bees to avoid getting stung, and consider setting up a bee farm to have a renewable source of honeycomb.

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Abhimannu is a PC esports writer at AFK Gaming. With over seven years of experience in esports journalism, he has worked on a myriad of games and their ecosystems including Valorant, Overwatch and Apex Legends.

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