Honey Block

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Honey Block
Honey Block JE1 BE2.png
Transparent

Partial[a]

Luminance

0

Blast resistance

0

Tool

Any tool

Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Flammable

No

Catches fire from lava

No

Drops

Itself

Namespaced ID

honey_block

Honey blocks are sticky blocks craftable from honey bottles.

Obtaining[edit]

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

Block Honey Block
Hardness 0
Breaking time
Hand 0.05

Crafting[edit]

Ingredients Crafting recipe Description
Honey Bottle

Empty bottles remain in the crafting grid after crafting the honey block.

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.‌[Java Edition only]

Redstone[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 pushes 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, unlike slime blocks, cannot have a redstone signal sent through them via a repeater or an observer, etc.

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. However, the platform in which a honey block shifts is entirely dependant on the placement of the sticky piston, as well as placement of blocks too.

Honey blocks moved by pistons do not move entities that are touching the side or bottom of the block. This is intended behavior.[1]

Slowing down entities[edit]

Honey blocks slow down entities walking on top of them and prevent them from jumping. In Bedrock Edition, players also slow down slightly if walking up against the side of it. 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 pressed against 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]

Information icon.svg
This feature is exclusive to Java Edition.

In Java Edition, 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
No subtitle block.honey_block.fall (Plays when fallen on from a height) Blocks 0.75 0.5 16
Sliding down a honey block block.honey_block.slide subtitles.block.honey_block.slide[verify] Blocks ? ? 16

Advancements[edit]

Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Namespaced 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.adventure/honey_block_slide

Achievements[edit]

Icon Achievement In-game description Actual requirements (if different) Availability Xbox points earned Trophy type (PS)
Xbox PS Bedrock Nintendo
Sticky SituationSlide down a honey block to slow your fall.NoNoYesNo30GSilver

History[edit]

September 28, 2019Honey Block Minecon 2019.pngHoney Block Prerelease.png Honey blocks are announced at MINECON Live 2019.
Java Edition
1.1519w41aHoney Block JE1 BE2.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 .
Pre-release 1The sliding sound event no longer uses the same subtitles as footsteps.
Bedrock Edition
1.14.0beta 1.14.0.1Honey Block BE1.png Added honey blocks.
beta 1.14.0.2Honey Block JE1 BE2.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.

Trivia[edit]

  • Honey blocks are not full blocks: despite taking up 163 pixels, the collision box is only 14*14*15 pixels.
    • The bottom face of the honey block is the same depth as a full block, though it is only 14*14 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 and nectar are their primary food sources.
  • 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 descending 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][2]
  • The honey block and its ability to slow the player's jump, fall and movement speed strongly resemble the Honey Block from Terraria.

Gallery[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. Does not block light or conduct redstone signals, but mob spawning is possible.

References[edit]