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Not to be confused with Honeycomb Block.
Honeycomb JE2 BE2.png
Rarity color





Yes (64)

Honeycombs are items obtained from bee nests and beehives.


When a bee nest or beehive at honey_level 5 is sheared, it drops 3 honeycombs and angers any bees inside, causing them to attack. Having a lit campfire or lighting a fire underneath the nest or hive prevents the bees from becoming hostile.

A dispenser with shears inside can be used to shear the nest without angering the bees. The honeycomb pops out as a dropped item.


Crafting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe Description
Beehive Any Planks +

Candle String +

[upcoming: JE 1.17]
Honeycomb Block Honeycomb

Waxed Copper or
Waxed Lightly Weathered Copper or
Waxed Semi-Weathered Copper or
Waxed Cut Copper or
Waxed Lightly Weathered Cut Copper or
Waxed Semi-Weathered Cut Copper
Copper Block or
Lightly Weathered Copper Block or
Semi-Weathered Copper Block or
Cut Copper or
Lightly Weathered Cut Copper or
Semi-Weathered Cut Copper +

[upcoming: JE 1.17]
Waxed Cut Copper Slab or
Waxed Lightly Weathered Cut Copper Slab or
Waxed Semi Weathered Cut Copper Slab
Cut Copper Slab or
Lightly Weathered Cut Copper Slab or
Semi Weathered Cut Copper Slab +

[upcoming: JE 1.17]
Waxed Cut Copper Stairs or
Waxed Lightly Weathered Cut Copper Stairs or
Waxed Semi-Weathered Cut Copper Stairs
Cut Copper Stairs or
Lightly Weathered Cut Copper Stairs or
Semi-Weathered Cut Copper Stairs +

[upcoming: JE 1.17]

Data values[edit]


Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDTranslation key
Honeycombhoneycomb item.minecraft.honeycomb

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID Translation key
Honeycombhoneycomb 736item.honeycomb.name


Java Edition
1.1519w34aHoneycomb JE1 BE2.png Added honeycombs.
Honeycombs can be used to craft beehives.
19w41aHoneycombs can now be used to craft honeycomb blocks.
Pre-release 3Honeycomb texture change 1.15pre2 to 1.15pre3.gif The texture file of honeycombs has been slightly changed. The color channel of transparent pixels are now filled to black. The in-game texture has not been changed.
Upcoming Java Edition
1.1720w45aHoneycomb can now be used to craft candles and waxed copper.
Bedrock Edition
1.14.0beta BE1.png Added honeycombs.
beta JE1 BE2.png The texture of honeycombs has been changed to match Java Edition's.


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