Honey Block

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Honey Block
Honey Block Revision 1.png
Transparent

Partial[a]

Luminance

0

Blast resistance

?

Tool

Any tool

Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Flammable

No

Catches fire from lava

No

Drops

Itself

Namespaced ID

honey_block

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Honey blocks are sticky blocks craftable from honey bottles.

Obtaining[edit]

Honey blocks can be broken instantly, regardless of held items.

Crafting[edit]

Ingredients Crafting recipe Description
Honey Bottle

Empty bottles remain in the crafting grid after crafting the honey block.‌[upcoming: JE 1.15 & BE 1.14]

Usage[edit]

Mobs avoid walking on honey blocks.

Unlike the slime block, the honey block does not carry a redstone signal because it is a transparent block.

Pistons[edit]

When being moved by a piston, entities on a honey block's top surface move with it. They are not launched in the direction of the push, as a slime block would do.

When a honey block is moved by a piston, it attempts to move all adjacent blocks in the same direction. A honey block can move any block a sticky piston can pull, except for glazed terracotta and slime blocks. The blocks that are moved may in turn push other blocks, as if they were being pushed by a piston. For example, a honey block sitting on the ground attempts to move the ground block underneath itself, which push additional ground blocks in the direction of motion.

When the adjacent block that is moved is also a honey block, that block also attempts to move all its adjacent blocks. For example, a 2×2×2 cube of honey blocks may be pushed or pulled as a unit by a single piston acting on any of the blocks in the cube.

A honey block adjacent to a block that cannot be moved by pistons ignores the immobile block. However, if an adjacent block could be moved but is prevented by the presence of an immobile block, the honey block is also prevented from moving. Liquids are an exception: they aren't moved, but neither do they stop a piston from pushing or pulling blocks into their space (usually destroying the liquid, and in a rare case displacing it through the piston).

Honey blocks are not pulled by a non-sticky piston, nor are they moved if an adjacent (non-honey) block is moved by a piston.

The maximum of 12 blocks moved by a piston still applies. For example, a 2×2×3 of honey blocks may be pushed or pulled by a sticky piston as long as no other movable blocks are adjacent to it.

Slowing down entities[edit]

Honey blocks slow down entities walking on top of them and prevent them from jumping. Players, who can ordinarily jump about 1 14 blocks high, can only jump about 316 blocks high on honey; this is an 85% reduction. They can more easily step up onto other blocks than jump up onto them.

This effect applies even through other blocks on top of honey blocks as long as they are half-block or less in height - so the player cannot jump on carpets, bottom slabs or daylight detectors that are placed on honey blocks.

Sliding[edit]

A player sliding down a stack of honey blocks, as seen in the reveal.

Entities attaching to the sides of a honey block slide down at a slow speed and do not take fall damage, similar to going down a ladder but with a gradually decreasing horizontal momentum. This allows players to jump 2 blocks further by holding on to the walls.

Falling[edit]

As with hay bales, falling onto a honey block reduces the fall damage by 80%, for example, if a player or mob falls from a height and would otherwise take 10♥♥♥♥♥ damage, then if they land on a honey block they actually take 2♥ damage.

Bees[edit]

When a honey block is near bees and a beehive or bee nest, bees will occasionally fly close and attach to it for a few seconds, resembling an action of "eating honey". When doing this, the bee stops fluttering its wings, and firmly attaches its face to the honey block. This is regardless of whether any flowers are around.

Crafting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Honey Bottle Glass Bottle +
Honey Block

Sounds[edit]

Sound Subtitle Namespaced ID Subtitle ID Source Pitch Volume Attenuation distance
Block breaking block.honey_block.hit subtitles.block.generic.hit Blocks 0.5 0.25 16
Block broken block.honey_block.break subtitles.block.generic.break Blocks 0.8 1.0 16
Block placed block.honey_block.place subtitles.block.generic.place Blocks 0.8 1.0 16
Footsteps block.honey_block.step subtitles.block.generic.footsteps Blocks 1.0 0.15 16
Footsteps block.honey_block.slide subtitles.block.generic.footsteps Blocks ? ? 16
No subtitle block.honey_block.fall (Plays when fallen on from a height) Blocks 0.75 0.5 16

Advancements[edit]

Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Internal ID
Advancement-plain-raw.png Sticky SituationJump into a Honey Block to break your fallAdventureCollide on a horizontal side of a honey block when in air.minecraft:adventure/honey_block_slide

History[edit]

September 28, 2019Honey Block Minecon 2019.pngHoney Block Prerelease.png Honey blocks are announced at MINECON Live 2019.
Upcoming Java Edition
1.1519w41aHoney Block Revision 1.png Added honey blocks.
19w42aHoney blocks no longer stick to slime blocks when pushed by pistons.
19w44aHoney blocks can now be used to craft honey bottles.
The inventory icon of honey blocks has now been slightly changed from to .
Upcoming Bedrock Edition
1.14.0beta 1.14.0.1Honey Block BE.png Added honey blocks.
beta 1.14.0.2Honey Block Revision 1.png The model of honey blocks has now been changed to match Java Edition's.
Honey blocks no longer stick to slime blocks when pushed by pistons.
beta 1.14.0.4Honey blocks can now be used to craft honey bottles.

Issues[edit]

Issues relating to "Honey Block" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.

Video[edit]

Here's a quick demostration, featured on Minecraft website.

Trivia[edit]

  • Honey blocks are not full blocks: despite taking up 163 pixels, the collision box is only 143 pixels.
    • Small entities such as arrows are free to move through the gap between honey blocks as they are under 2 pixels wide.
    • Only when entities are partially "in" the honey block (i.e., they are touching the 143-pixel hitbox) can they slide down against it.
  • In real life, bees eat honey when the temperature is low and flowers are difficult to find. Otherwise, pollen is their primary food.
  • Honey blocks will slow down players regardless of their movement (flying with elytra, swimming, etc).
  • The bottom surface of the honey block does not slow down entities.
  • The slow on descend also stacks with the Slow Falling status effect.
  • The player cannot place some blocks on the honey block such as vines, ladders and torches.‌[Java Edition only][1]

Gallery[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. Does not block light and mob spawning is possible.