How to breed bees in Minecraft

Bees are the easiest, neutral, and best mobs in Minecraft. Aside from their cuteness, you can harvest crafting ingredients such as honey, honey bottles, and honeycombs from them and use them in various ways. 

Are you curious to know more about the bees? In this article, we will guide you on the process of breeding bees in Minecraft. You will also learn how to tame and relocate the bees in Minecraft. This way, you can manage and keep these cute buzzing friends as your own.

How to tame bees in Minecraft

Bees can be found in a Bee Nest that only grows on an oak or birch tree. If you discover a tree in the Meadow Biome, there is a 100% chance that there is a Bee Nest. The chances of finding a Bee Nest in the other biomes are lower. There is a 5% chance of finding a nest for the Sunflower Fields and Plains biome.

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In the Flower Forest biomes, it is between 2 to 3% and less than 1% in the Forests and Birch Forest variants. In each nest, 1 to 3 bees are living inside. The best time to find them is during the day when they are out and searching for flowers. Tame them by simply feeding them flowers until hearts come out of their heads.

What do bees need to breed?

Flowers in Minecraft

Breeding bees in Minecraft is an easy process because all you need is a flower. Take any flower and feed two bees nearby. Once they are fed, they will enter love mode, and a baby bee will be produced in a few seconds. 

The fastest way to breed bees in Minecraft is by feeding them more flowers. A baby bee takes 20 minutes to grow into a full adult. Flowers reduce their growth time by 10%. 

How often can you breed bees in Minecraft?

You can breed bees in Minecraft Bedrock as many times as you want. You will, however, have to wait for 5 minutes before your bees can reproduce again.

Remember that the bee’s growth timer and breeding cooldowns are frozen while they work in a hive. If your goal is to multiply bees rapidly, you should temporarily remove the hives.

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How to get bees in a beehive in Minecraft

You can lead bees in a Beehive using flowers or a leash. To build a Beehive, you need three honeycombs and six wooden planks. Below is the crafting recipe for a Beehive:

  • Place the three honeycombs in the middle row of the crafting grid.
  • Place the wooden planks in the first and the third row of the crafting grid.

A single Beehive houses up to 3 bees. The bees return to the Beehives at night or when it rains in the game. 

You should remember to place the beehive near a flower garden to begin pollination and collection of honey. The Beehive must contain five honey inside before you can collect honeycombs or honey bottles.