Bee House

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Bee House
Bee House.png
Place outside and wait for delicious honey! (Except in Winter).
Source: Crafting
Season: SpringSummerFall
Sell Price: Cannot be sold
Recipe Source: Farming Skill Icon.png Farming (Level 3)
Ingredients: Wood.png Wood (40)Coal.png Coal (8)Iron Bar.png Iron Bar (1)Maple Syrup.png Maple Syrup (1)

The Bee House is a type of Artisan Equipment used to make Honey. To make honey, place a Bee House on the farm and wait for 3-4 days (see bug note below). A Bee House is the reward for completing the Bundle Orange.png Fall Crops Bundle in the Pantry.

Bee houses can be placed indoors (e.g., in the Greenhouse) but will not produce honey there. Bee houses placed outside the farm will produce wild honey every 3-4 days (i.e., the Bus Stop, Pelican Town, The Beach, The Mountain, Railroad, Cindersap Forest, The Desert, and the Secret Woods). Bee houses must not be placed in a villager's path, or they will be destroyed.

Growing a flower within 5 tiles of a Bee House will produce flower honey, which always sells for more than flowerless Wild Honey. Some flowers (i.e., Crocus and Sweet Pea) do not influence the sell price of honey.

If a Bee House has produced flower honey, but the flower is harvested before the honey, the honey will become "Wild Honey." Similarly, if a Bee House is removed with a tool while it has flower honey ready for harvesting, the honey will go into inventory as "Wild Honey."

Flowers grown in Garden Pots will not cause Bee Houses to produce flower honey.


Image Name Description Energy/Health Processing Time Availability Base Sell Price
Honey.png Honey It's a sweet syrup produced by bees. Inedible Time Icon.png 4170-6120m (3-4 Days) All but Winter Wild Gold.png100g
 Spring Tulip.png Tulip Gold.png160g
Blue Jazz.png Blue Jazz Gold.png200g
 Summer Sunflower.png Sunflower Gold.png260g
Summer Spangle.png Summer Spangle Gold.png280g
Poppy.png Poppy Gold.png380g
 Fall Sunflower.png Sunflower Gold.png260g
Fairy Rose.png Fairy Rose Gold.png680g


Flower zone indicator for modified Honey.

With the exception of Crocus and Sweet Pea, the Bee House can produce unique types of honey when it is within 5 tiles in any cardinal direction of a blooming flower. When there is more than one type of flower within range, the closest flower takes priority.


The time of day when a bee house is placed (or when an existing bee house is harvested) has a pronounced inverse effect on the processing time (similar to Tappers and Worm Bins). Every one hour delay in start time causes the bee house to be ready 40 minutes earlier (i.e., processing time is reduced by 100 minutes). Some specific values are provided in the table below. All bee houses placed during the same hour (e.g., 7:00 to 7:50 am) will be done at the same time; the 40 minute jump happens at the start of a new hour (e.g., 8:00 am).

Start Time Ready At Total Processing Time
Day 1, 7:00 am Day 5, 6:00 am 6020 mins
Day 1, 10:00 am Day 4, 1:20 am 5720 mins
Day 1, 10:00 pm Day 4, 5:20 pm 4520 mins
Day 1, 1:00 am Day 4, 3:20 pm 4220 mins


  • 1.4: Added honey from Sunflowers. Fixed lopsided flower range. Bee Houses can now be stacked in a player's inventory and in chests.