Honey Block

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Honey Block
Honey Block Revision 1.png




Blast resistance



Any tool




Yes (64)



Catches fire from lava




Namespaced ID


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This feature is exclusive to Java Edition and Bedrock Edition.
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These features have appeared in development versions, but the full update containing these features has not been released yet.

Honey blocks are sticky blocks craftable from honey bottles.


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


Ingredients Crafting recipe Description
Honey Bottle

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


Mobs avoid walking on honey blocks.

Unlike the slime block, the honey block does not carry a redstone signal.


When pushed by a piston, entities on its top surface and adjacent blocks move with it. Mobs are not launched high in the air if a piston pushes them up, unlike the slime block's behavior. Honey blocks and slime blocks do not stick together when pushed by pistons.

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.


A player sliding down a stack of honey blocks.

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.


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.


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.


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.
Upcoming Bedrock Edition
1.14.0beta Block BE.png Added honey blocks.
beta Block Revision 1.png The texture of honey blocks has now been changed to match Java Edition's texture.
Honey blocks no longer stick to slime blocks when pushed by pistons.


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


  • 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.



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