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How to Get (& Use) Honeycomb in Minecraft

There are a few steps to complete in order to properly mine Honeycomb in Minecraft, and it can be used in several different crafting recipes.

Honeycomb is one of the resources that can be mined and used in Minecraft, but there are a few steps to follow in order to obtain this crafting item. A bee’s nest will need to be found in order to obtain honeycombs, but after getting some, players will be able to farm it by creating beehives. While mining honeycomb, it’s possible that the bees around the bee’s nest will be angered. If a player is stung, they will gain the poison effect and their health will drain.

A bee’s nest has the highest chance of spawning in the plains, sunflower plains, and flower forest biomes in Minecraft. However, a bee’s nest can be found on any oak or birch tree that’s within a few blocks of a flower. Players can also use bone meal on an oak or birch sapling near flowers to potentially spawn a bee’s nest instead of looking for them. In order to get a honeycomb from a bee’s nest, players will need to wait until it reaches honey level five. Honey will be dripping from the nest when it’s ready to be harvested.

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Shears, which can be crafted with two iron ingots, can be used to mine honeycomb from a nest that’s ready to be harvested. However, bees will attack unless players light a fire underneath the nest. A campfire can be crafted with sticks, logs, and coal or charcoal, and it can be placed underneath the nest to keep the bees in Minecraft from becoming hostile when the honeycomb is mined. Three honeycombs will be obtained from each nest that the shears are used on.

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Once some honeycombs are obtained, they can be used in a few different crafting recipes. Three honeycombs and six planks of any type of wood can be used to create a beehive. The beehives function the same as a bee’s nest, but they are crafted instead of found. Four honeycombs can be used to make a honeycomb block, which is just a decorative item. Honeycombs can also be used to make candles. One string and one honeycomb make a single candle, but up to four can be placed on one block to increase the brightness.

Honeycomb can also be used in Minecraft to create waxed copper blocks. When copper blocks are placed in the world, they can become exposed, weathered, or oxidized. If players want to keep a copper block at a certain stage, they can use a honeycomb to wax it. This will keep it from changing to the next stage of weathering. For example, waxing a weathered copper block will keep it from becoming an oxidized copper block after being placed. Waxing can be applied to copper slabs and stairs as well. The honeycomb wax can be removed from a copper block by scraping it with an axe.

Honeycomb has a few different uses, and it’s fairly easy to find in any area with a lot of trees and flowers. If players are having a hard time finding a lot of bee nests, they can craft beehives in Minecraft and choose where to place them, then periodically mine the honeycomb from them. Honeycombs are useful and easily obtained crafting items that can be found in several different biomes in Minecraft.

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Minecraft is available for Android, iOS, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, macOS, and PC.

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