Minecraft Honey is the first release of the Buzzy Bees update for Minecraft version 1.15, a significant update for the Java Edition that was released on December 10, 2019.
Minecraft Honey – Application
As an update, honey added bees and related elements such as beehives, honey bottles, and honeycombs. In addition to adding bees, the update focused on bug fixes and performance improvements. It also expanded several features that were originally exclusive to the Bedrock Edition.
Minecraft Honey – Description
A beehive can be crafted using 6 planks and 3 honeycombs. It serves as a home for bees and will gradually fill with honey over time. The number of bees in the hive increases as bees gather nectar and return to the hive. Players can obtain honeycombs and honey bottles from the hive using shears and glass bottles. If the player breaks the hive or collects honey from it, the bees become hostile towards the player.
However, bees inside the hive won’t become hostile if harvested with Silk Touch, but bees from outside the hive might attack. Bees can’t be pushed by block entities or pistons. They have 10 lives. They live in groups near flowers and nests. If a bee doesn’t have a home nest, it will wander until it finds one. Bees can hide in leaves. Up to 3 bees can live in one nest. When attacked, all bees from the same hive will try to attack the original attacker.
The same happens if the hive or nest is destroyed. Bees have an “Anger” data tag with a default value of zero. When bees are attacked, this tag is set to around 700 ticks. When attacking, bees give the target 10 seconds of poison, then they die after 50-60 seconds after the attack. In an angry state, their eyes turn red, which is affected by the presence of arthropods. They can be bred with any type of flower, including withered roses. Bees will follow any player holding a small flower, and if the player continues to hold it, the bees will surround them.
The bee will hover around the flowers and eventually enter the “pollinated” state, during which pale white particles will be removed from them. The texture of the bee also changes and includes spots similar to the color of pollen particles. Bees will attempt to pollinate intentional roses despite their withering effect on them. When pollinating flowers, they make a popping sound. After entering the “pollinated” state, the bee returns to its nest. Pollinated bees can accelerate the growth of crops and sweet berry bushes. Naturally, they will always try to avoid water.
It can be crafted using 4 honey bottles. The bottles are not consumed and remain in the crafting grid. It is more adhesive than slime, drastically reducing the jumping height of players when on it. Players move very slowly on it and can’t sprint. The effect also works on incomplete blocks, such as carpets and signs.
When a honey block is pushed or pulled by a piston, it attempts to move all adjacent blocks in the same direction. It works similarly to slime, but honey blocks do not stick to slime. If an entity is on a honey block being pulled by a piston, the entity will be moved along with the honey block. Organisms affected by the side of the honey block will slide slowly. Landing on a honey block reduces fall damage.
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