Buzzy Bees arrive in Minecraft

With their latest update called Minecraft Java Edition, publisher Mojang has added bees to the virtual open world of Minecraft, one of the most popular videogames of the last decade. The update comes complete with honeycombs and beehives for the player to build and discover!

In Minecraft, players explore an intentionally blocky, pixelated 3D world, and may discover and extract raw materials, craft tools and build structures. Depending on the game mode, players can fight computer-controlled foes, as well as either cooperate with or compete against other players in the same world. Since its release in 2011 Minecraft has been critically acclaimed, winning numerous awards, and has been described as one of the most influential and greatest video games of all time. And with the inclusion of bees, it just got even better!

Minecraft bees are a neutral mob, which means that they're nice and chilled. They’ll simply fly around the area near their homes to collect pollen before returning back to their nests. Minecraft bee nests are naturally occurring blocks that serve as a bee's home, and you can find them hanging from oak and birch trees in certain forests and plains.

You can harvest honeycombs from the nests, but you need to be careful as this will turn them hostile, so lighting a nearby campfire might be a good idea. Once the honeycombs are secured, they can be used to build beehives when combined with wood. All that's left to do then is trying to convince some bees to move to your new hive by luring them with a flower. If they like it they will breed and start making honey, which restores your health much more than normal food.

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