How to make a beehive in Minecraft

In Minecraft, you can use honey for multiple purposes. For example, it can be used to cure poison effects on you, or you can also craft sugar and honey blocks from it that you can use for decoration purposes. You can also make honey bottles that can be used as a food source to reduce your hunger level. So you can collect honey by making a beehive which makes it a necessary item that you should add to your arsenal and in this article, we are going to guide you on how you can make one.

Materials Required to Make a Beehive

You need 6 wooden planks and 3 honeycombs to make a beehive:

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Crafting wooden planks

This is one of the easiest items that you can get in the game as it doesn’t require any effort. All you need to do is to cut any tree of your choice and from there you can get abundant wooden logs. Now place one wooden log on a crafting table to get 4 wooden planks.

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Getting Honeycomb

Now you need to find a bee nest that should be dripping with honey as shown in the image below. This can be found in different biomes such as a sunflower.

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Now the next thing you need is a shear that can be used to gather honeycombs from the bee’s nest. To make it you need iron ingots that can be made by collecting some iron ores. After that place some of them and any fuel source as well in a furnace to make some iron ores.

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After that you need to equip yourself with shear and click on the bee nest that will give honeycombs. If you didn’t know about making shears, then you can do that by placing 2 iron ingots on a crafting table.

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Note: Iron ingots can be made by smelting iron ore inside a furnace.

Crafting Beehive

Now as per our earlier discussion you can make a beehive by placing 6 wooden planks of any kind and 3 honeycombs to make a beehive as displayed below.

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It is recommended to place a beehive where you can find some bees and flowers.Bees can make honey by extracting a nectar from these flowers. Later they will store that honey in the beehive


Collecting honey is a difficult task to do in Minecraft as you need to find a bee nest that is not available everywhere and you need to roam around. But what you can do is to make a beehive that can solve this problem and can provide you with honey once it is filled and that’s what we have discussed in this article.

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