How to Get Honeycomb in Minecraft 

 Last Modified April 25, 2022

 Published April 25, 2022

By  Peter Schwartz

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Learning how to get honeycomb in Minecraft is one of the things that you would need to learn if you want to fully explore the features of Minecraft 1.15.

Since bees and honeycombs were added to the game there were tons of speculation as to what they were specifically for.

Read on to learn what to get honeycombs, what is it for, and especially how to get them in order for you to take advantage of their benefits.

What is Honeycomb in Minecraft

Bees are found in flowery areas and will enter beehives or bee nests if there is one nearby. Once inside, they will start collecting pollen from flowers.

The honeycomb is a product of the bees and is used as their food source. If you break a beehive or bee nest while there are still bees inside, you will find that it will drop honeycomb.

There are some special procedures you get to learn once you figure out how to get honeycomb in Minecraft which can allow you to get honey without hurting the friendly bees.

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How to Get Honeycomb in Minecraft

The most common way to get a honeycomb is by destroying beehives and bee nests. When you break these, there is a chance that the block will drop one or two honeycomb items.

You can also get a honeycomb by using a glass bottle on a hive or nest. This will give you one honey bottle, which can be used as a food item or crafted into sugar.

If you have shears, you can also use them on an active beehive to get three pieces of honeycomb. However, this will anger the bees inside and they will attack you.

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Another way to get a honeycomb is by killing bees. When a bee dies, it has a chance to drop one piece of honeycomb.

If you are having trouble finding beehives or bees, you can try using a lead on a chicken. This will cause the chicken to follow you and lead you to a nearby hive or nest.

Essentially those are all you need to know with regards to how to get honeycomb however as we all know there is no limit to your creativity with regards to Minecraft.

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Where to Find Honeycomb in Minecraft

Aside from being able to craft them, you can also find this specific block naturally generated as part of the landscape.

In some cases, smooth stones can be found on the surface of the world near water sources such as lakes or rivers. Smooth stones can also be found in mountains and hills.

Smooth stones can also be found underground in caves and mineshafts. When exploring these dark places, keep your eyes peeled for smooth stone blocks!

But do know that it is easier to smelt it by knowing how to make smooth stone in Minecraft rather than trying to find them.

What is Honeycomb in Minecraft For

Honeycomb can be used as a food item or crafted into sugar. It can also be used to make beehives and bee nests.

When eaten, the honeycomb will restore 1 (half a heart) of hunger and give the player the Slow Falling effect for 30 seconds.

Honeycomb can also be used to breed bees. If you place two pieces of honeycomb next to a bee, the bee will enter love mode and create a baby bee.

If you want to use a honeycomb as food or for breeding purposes then it is evident for you to learn how to get honeycomb in Minecraft.

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Minecraft Honeycomb Fun Facts

  • Did you know that when you mine a honeycomb with a tool that is not shear, the block will make the "mining" sound instead of the "shearing" sound?
  • Honeycombs are one of the few blocks in Minecraft that do not have a block state.
  • Honeycombs were added to Minecraft in version 1.15, which was released on December 10th, 2019.
  • Despite being a food item, honeycombs cannot be found in any of the game's generated structures, such as villages or mineshafts.
  • Learning how to get honeycomb in Minecraft is not essential but it's another fun activity added to the game.
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