Bee House

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Bee House
Bee House.png    Bee House Full.png
Place outside and wait for delicious honey! (Except in Winter).
Information
Source: Crafting
Season: SpringSummerFall
Sell Price: Cannot be sold
Crafting
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 4 nights to pass. 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 4 days, but they will be destroyed if they are placed in a villager's path.

A fully-grown and unharvested flower within 5 tiles of a Bee House will cause it to 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.

The type of honey is established the moment it is harvested. 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 has produced flowerless wild honey, but the honey is harvested after a flower bloomed in range, the harvested honey will be flower honey.

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.

Products

Image Name Description Energy/Health Processing Time[1] Availability Base Sell Price
Honey.png Honey It's a sweet syrup produced by bees. Inedible Time Icon.png 4 Nights All but Winter Wild Gold.png100g
Spring.png Spring Tulip.png Tulip Gold.png160g
Blue Jazz.png Blue Jazz Gold.png200g
Summer.png Summer Sunflower.png Sunflower Gold.png260g
Summer Spangle.png Summer Spangle Gold.png280g
Poppy.png Poppy Gold.png380g
Fall.png Fall Sunflower.png Sunflower Gold.png260g
Fairy Rose.png Fairy Rose Gold.png680g

Range

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. At equal distances, the flower at the horizontal left takes priority, followed by the next clockwise flower.

Tips

  • Planting flowers near Bee Houses on Ginger Island will produce flavored Honey year-round.

References

  1. See Object::performDropDownAction, Object::DayUpdate, and Object::minutesElapsed in the game code. Bee House parentSheetIndex is 10, as specified in Content\Data\BigCraftablesInformation.xnb.

History

  • 1.4: Added honey from Sunflowers. Fixed lopsided flower range. Bee Houses can now be stacked in a player's inventory and in chests.
  • 1.5: Fixed bug where processing time was affected by the time of day.
  • 1.5.2: Fixed bug where Honey could not be collected from Beehouses on Ginger Island farm in Winter.