How to Craft Beehives in Minecraft


GamingHow to Craft Beehives in Minecraft

Beehives are one of Minecrafts newest blocks, added in the 1.15 Update. They provide a place for your Bees to live, as will as create Honey. Beehives can be crafted by the player using Wood and Honeycomb.

If you can’t get these materials, then you will need to look for Bee Nests instead, which are the same but will spawn naturally in-game. 

Below, we’ve put together a guide for crafting Beehives in Minecraft on PC, PS4, Xbox One, Pocket Edition and Nintendo Switch. For more Minecraft Guides and best-of content, make sure to check out our dedicated area here!

How to Craft Beehives in Minecraft

To craft a Beehive in Minecraft, start by opening the Crafting Table. Add 3 Wooden Planks along the top row (any variant of Wooden Planks), and do the same along the bottom row. In the middle 3 slots, add 3 Honey Comb. 

Recipe for Crafting a Beehive

Once you’ve done that, you can collect the Beehive from the Crafting Table. Place it down anywhere, but hanging from a tree is going to be best. Any bees in the area will head towards it, and make it their own home. A Beehive can house up to 3 bees at a time.

How to Get Honeycomb

The recipe for a Beehive requires 3 Honeycomb. Unfortunately, Honeycomb can’t be crafted in Minecraft, and instead has to be found. The only way to get Honeycomb in Minecraft is by using a set of Shears on an existing Beehive.

Using Shears to collect Honeycomb

Now your question is probably ‘how do I get honeycomb if I don’t have a Beehive’. Well, there is another type of Beehive that spawns naturally in the game-world, and these are called ‘Bee Nests’.

It does the exact same thing as a Hive, except it can’t be crafted and spawns naturally in plains biomes. You will have to find one of these and collect Honeycomb from it.

How to Bring Bees to the Hive

You can breed Bees in Minecraft by giving them flowers. This is probably the easiest way to get more Bees to come to your Hive. Bees will take 20 minutes to become adult, and this process can be sped up by using flowers.

If you don’t have any bees to breed, you will have to find some in the game world. You should search in Plains biomes, as this is where they mostly spawn. Using a lead, you can bring them back to your base. You can also hold flowers, and they will follow you.

How to Collect Honey from Beehives

When a Bee pollinates, it will fly into the Beehive to create Honey. Once it exits, it will have increased the Honey level by 1. At level 5, the Beehive will be full of Honey, its appearance will change and the player will be able to harvest it.

You can use Shears to collect Honeycomb from the Hive. Alternatively, interact with the Hive using Glass Bottles to collect Bottles of Honey. When you collect Honey from a Hive, Bees will become hostile. To stop this, you need to place a Campfire underneath the Hive.

Phillip Anderson
Phillip Anderson
Hey, I'm Phillip Anderson! After studying Video Game Design at University, I began writing articles at PwrDown in my free time. I currently play my games on PC, but also own a PS4 & Nintendo Switch. I'm also a VR enthusiast, owning an Oculus Rift S where you might find me playing Beat Saber or Skyrim VR!