To keep your honey bees alive make sure you stop doing these mentioned mistakes that most new Minecraft players keep making.
Stop Bees From Killing Themselves
First of fall depending on the type of environment and space you’re populating your bees is very important. Avoid placing the campfire below your beehive without placing some form of protection. Placing a carpet over the campfire provides protection for the bees to not burn themselves in fire causing their death.
Maybe you landed on this page searching for the reason that caused your bees death or maybe you’re a new player educating yourself on do’s and don’ts with honey bees in Minecraft.
Transport your beehives to safe locations-You probably left beehives unprotected during night time open to mobs to cause harm, which led to death of some bees.
Don’t provoke them– Getting the stings from angry bees is another way of ensuring their death. If you intentionally or unintentionally happen to attack the bees or beehives make sure you run because they are now coming after to sting you, and then die within a minute after they lose their stingers.
You now start losing some of your health points because of the poison. This damage can be cured by drinking a bottle of honey after the sting. In case you happen to provoke them, run and try to avoid their stings for 25 secs before they cool off and return to their normal activities.
This same mechanism also causes their death when they try to defend their beehives from zombies at night.
Another thing that makes bees angry is if you try to retrieve the honey by placing your campfire under the beehive at the wrong time i.e when the bees are still out there. So try to place the campfire when they are in their beehives before harvesting, this time you will easily be able to get that honey without angering them.
If you plan to keep most of your Bees in the woods or a open area, don’t forget to make some form of perimeter around it to protect it from zombies and make sure to light the area properly to avoid any zombies to spawn nearby.
I’d suggest taking the following additional arguments into consideration for ensuring proper management of your bees:
- Have I stored the beehives in a safe location from zombies
- Getting Minecraft updated to version 1.18(in-case you playing on old version) to avoid “Disappearing bees” bug
- Populating bees just for decoration or Honey farming on huge scale
- Placing Carpet over campfire to protect near by bees from burning themselves.