How to get honey in Minecraft

How to get honey in Minecraft: If you are a fan of Minecraft, the well-known sandbox title developed by Mojang and originally conceived by Markus “Notch” Persson, and you usually follow all the updates of the game. In particular, you really like the Java Edition for PC and have heard that the ability to collect honey has been introduced in the latter. You have seen something on the subject, but you have not quite understood how to use the elements inserted in-game. You then did an online search and finally came here on my blog.

That’s the way it is, right? Then you will be happy to know that you have come to the right place! In this tutorial, in fact, I will explain how to take honey in Minecraft by explaining the procedure to carry out this operation in Survival mode. I will not fail to provide you with information on the various updates of the Mojang title and the objects introduced by the latter.

What do you say? Is that exactly what you wanted to know? Come on then: all you have to do is take a few minutes for yourself and follow the quick directions below. That said, there is nothing left for me to do, except wish you good reading and have fun!


  • Preliminary information
  • How to collect honey in Minecraft
  • How to keep bees at bay

Preliminary information

Before going into the details of the procedure on how to get honey in Minecraft, I think it may interest you to know more about this possibility.

Well, the feature was introduced in the game with the Buzzy Bees update, released in 2019 through version 1.15 of the Java Edition of Minecraft for PC. This update added the bees, the objects of honey ampoule and Honeycomb and blocks BeehiveapiaryBlock honeycombs and lock of honey.

In short, the update brought with it everything you need to manage honey. If you’re wondering what elements to use, just find a Beehive and have a Cruet. In fact, the honey vial is created through these two objects. For more details on the Buzzy Bees update, I recommend you check out the official Minecraft website.

As for the Survival mode, you should know that the common Cruet can be built by combining 3 units of glass in a workbench. The latter, on the other hand, is achieved through 4 axes of each type: just press the E key and use the appropriate construction “table”.

The glass is obtained instead through the use of a furnace: you need to use 1 unit of any fuel together with Sand or Red Sand, which you can obtain simply by “breaking” the relevant blocks. For more details, I recommend that you check out my tutorial on how to make a furnace.

For the rest, Hives can be found around the map. However, there are also Arnie or the “hives” that can be created directly from the player. The latter are made by joining 6 boards of any type to 3 units of Honeycomb. The honeycombs can be collected from the hives using shears.

Once you have obtained the Honey Cruet, it can be used to recover 3 whole units of hunger which, in simple terms, is a food that can be very useful for not having too many problems with your character.

In any case, if you have doubts about how to get a certain object, I suggest you use the MineSearch tool: a portal that allows you to search for an item and discover all the materials needed to make it. To use this service, just connect to its official website, type in the search bar (present at the top right) the name of the element you need and select the most relevant result.

In this way, the combination of objects necessary to create that element will appear on the screen. In short, “relying on” this tool (always updated) and following the instructions I have previously provided you should not have any problem in obtaining the necessary elements in Survival mode.

How to collect honey in Minecraft

After explaining to you in detail how this element is handled, I would say that you are ready to take action and learn how to get honey in Minecraft. For this chapter, I used version 1.15.2 of the Java edition of Minecraft for PC without exploiting any mods.

Well, once you have the Cruet, you have to look for a beehive in the game. The best way to find it is to follow a bee on its way home. It may take some time, but usually bees always return to the hive to carry pollen. Generally speaking, you can find bees in wooded areas.

Once you get to the hive, go around it and find the point where it has “cracks” : if they are brown, it means that you cannot get the honey yet, while if they are yellow it means that you can. You must therefore wait for the bees to bring enough pollen to the hive to be able to collect the honey.

When the hive is “filled” (usually the bees have to enter 5 times ), use the Ampoule with the right mouse button, pressing on the hive. In this way, you will get the Honey Cruet, chock full of the latter.

Perfect, you have now correctly learned how to collect honey in Minecraft. To eat the latter, just hold down the right mouse button. Obviously, the cruet will remain in your hand and you can use it to collect more honey.

How to keep bees at bay

Now that you know how to get honey within the Mojang title, it is good to warn you of the danger related to bees. In fact, the latter may not be very happy to have their honey stolen and decide to attack you.

For this reason, I recommend that you place a campfire under the hive so that the bees stay inside and don’t bother you. Obviously, this should be done when the bees have already brought all the pollen, otherwise you will not be able to collect the honey.

I remind you that, to create the campfire, you need 3 sticksa unit of charcoal and 3 units of any wood. For more details, I suggest you use the tool I described in the introductory chapter.

Great, now you also know how to keep bees away from your character. Since you are a fan of the Mojang title, I would recommend that you take a look at the page of my site dedicated to Minecraft, where you can find countless tutorials that could be for you.


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