How to Breed Bees in Minecraft

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How to Breed Bees in Minecraft

Bees are flying neutral mobs that live in bee nests and beehives. If provoked, bees attack in a swarm to “sting” the player and inflict poison.Bees do not fly (like ghasts or the ender dragon), but instead hover a few blocks above the ground similar to bats and parrots.

Bees are considered arthropods and take increased damage from the Bane of Arthropods enchantment. They also take damage when touching water.‌Bees can be attached to a lead, even when angered. They can still attack while attached.Bees usually venture up to 22 blocks from their beehive to find something they can pollinate or to attack someone. Bees can venture further away if necessary.A bee can fly horizontally and vertically upward through scaffolding but does not fly downward. A bee does not fly through an open trap door or regular door on its own (a bee can be led through a door with a flower) but babies can fly through the gap above a fence gate in a 1×2 doorway

Bees follow players holding flowers, flowering azalea, flowering azalea leaves and mangrove propagules. If the player is standing still and being followed by bees, the bees go toward the player, face the player, and rest on the ground. They do this until the player moves.

If bees are given a flower, they enter love mode and pair up to create baby bees, granting the player 1-7 experience. The parent bees have a cooldown of 5 minutes (6000 ticks) before they can breed again. Babies take 20 minutes (1 in-game day) to grow up. The growth of baby bees can be accelerated using flowers; each use reduces the remaining time by 10%. However, bees’ growth timer and breeding cooldowns are frozen while working in a hive; thus, when rapidly growing a population, it may be desirable to temporarily remove the hives.

Any of the 1- or 2-block flowers can be used for breeding, including the wither rose, even though it usually harms bees that touch it.

Required Materials to Breed Bees

In Minecraft, these are the materials you can use to breed bees

  • 2 Flowers

You can use any of the flowers to breed bees.

Steps to Breed Bees

  • Find Two Bees

Once you have the required materials, you will need to find two bees to breed. Bees are usually found in the Plains, Flower Forest or Sunflower Plains biomes.

  • Use the Flowers
  1. Explore and search for flowers to offer to your bees in Minecraft.When breeding bees, you can use any flower such as: dandelion, poppy, blue orchid, allium, azure bluet, red tulip, orange tulip, white tulip, pink tulip, oxeye daisy, sunflower, lilac, rose bush, peony, cornflower, lily of the valley or wither rose. Lead the Bee towards you by tempting it with the Flower in Minecraft.
  2. Let the Bee couple sniff your flowers. As you feed the flowers to the bees, you will see red hearts appear over their heads. Each of these bees is entering love mode.Once you have fed both bees, they will turn to each other and red hearts will continue to appear over their heads. They will show hearts and begin to mate.
  • After a moment, the red hearts will disappear and in no time you will have a bustling family of Bees and Baby Bees.

NOTE : You will have to wait 5 minutes before your bees can breed again.


Bees are one of the best pets in Minecraft because of their adaptability to any terrain. This means they are quite survivable and you do not need to worry about mobs killing them randomly! Breeding them is also quite easy compared to most animals in Minecraft because they only require flowers, which are plentiful in almost every biome in the Overworld.

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