How to Move a Beehive in Minecraft (and its Bees)

In Minecraft, you can find a Beehive in a Forest biome, usually near trees. If you want to move a Beehive (and its Bees), you will need to break it with a Silk Touch enchanted tool. If there were Bees inside it, they will remain inside when it drops. Today we are going to see where to find Bee Nests, how to craft a Beehive, how to get Silk Touch and how to move Bees from a Bee Nest or from a Beehive to another Beehive. Let’s start!

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Find Bee Nests

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If you’re looking for some new bees, why not head on over to the nest? You’ll find them in your procedural hive. When they are flying around their home and if we make contact with any of those pesky little creatures – beware! For every one that dies out there’s usually two more waiting inside ready to attack us or do whatever else is necessary until someone goes into full-on stinger mode where all hell breaks loose (literally). If this happens just know

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You can find Bee Nests attached to trees in the following biomes:

  • Birch Forest
  • Flower Forest
  • Forest
  • Mangrove Swamp
  • Meadow
  • Old Growth Birch Forest
  • Plains
  • Sunflower Plains

There are a few different ways to find Bee Nests in the world. If you want one, head for meadows! They’re more likely than other biomes and if not – then just use /locate biome (with rain)? Check out our list below:
If none of these help or there’s nothing left but scouring every inch looking on foot…well luckily we’ve got some tips too 😉

You just need to open the commands and type:

/locate biome minecraft:meadow

And you’ll see a message appearing with the coordinates ot the closest Meadow.

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To know your coordinates instead, you just need to press F3 and you will see this:

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How to craft a Beehive

Nobody likes a sloppy smoker. That’s why you need to get the Beehive, which is basically just an artificial version of your nest and it will have all same gameplay features as well!

To craft a Beehive you will need 6 Wooden Planks (of any kind of wood) and 3 Honeycombs.

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You can get Honeycombs from Bee Nests. When a nest is at its maximum honey level it will look like this:

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The golden particles dripping from the Bee Nest to the ground are an indication that it has been at its maximum honey level for some time. If you want more than just 3 combs, then be sure use shears on this magnificent creature! The Bees inside will turn hostile if harvested without care-so keep your distance while holding them in hand and run fast when finished cutting down their supply – because these things love chasing people down tunnels sometimes…

To craft Shears you will need 2 Iron Ingots:

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If you want to prevent the Bees from turning hostile when you take the Honeycombs, you can calm them with the smoke coming from a Campfire. To craft a Campfire you will need 3 Sticks, 3 Wooden Logs (of any kind of wood) and 1 Coal or Charcoal

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To smoke a BeeNest or Beehive, just place the Campfire close to it.

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How to move a Beehive in Minecraft with Silk Touch

To move a Beehive or Bee Nest, you will need to break it with a Silk Touch enchanted tool. If there were Bees inside it, they will remain inside when it drops. If you break a Beehive or Bee Nest without using Silk Touch, nothing will drop.

If you want to know how to get Silk Touch and every other enchantment

Keep in mind that in Minecraft Bedrock edition, the Bees outside a Bee Nest or Beehive will turn hostile even if you use a Silk Touch enchanted tool. So you may want to smoke them, as explained above.

How to move Bees

Bees are very loyal animals. They will follow you around and wait for hours just so that they can be led to a new home! To move Bees from the nest or hive it is in, turn them into homeless bumblebees by holding flowers near your face while walking among gathered worker bees – if there’s any available at this time of day (and depending on how many nests/hives have been established). Once leading one bee outside with its train full-stop direction towards another location readymade paradise awaits…the rest should take care


I hope you’ve enjoyed this article! To move a Bee Nest or Beehive, use an enchanted tool with the Silk Touch enchantment. If playing on Bedrock Edition make sure to add some Campfire fuel into your inventory for when those pesky bees start getting out of control – it will calm them down quickly and turn very useful later too if we want access their honeycomb from afar without being stung by thoseives constantly running towards us trying attack blindly while screaming “ Kleinowit ! Get away ho-” Just kidding 😉


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