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.
Using a honeycomb on a block of copper changes the block into its waxed variant, preventing oxidation of the copper.
The specific instructions are: Wax on
|Name||Namespaced ID||Form||Translation key|
|Name||Namespaced ID||Numeric ID||Form||Translation key|
|Icon||Advancement||In-game description||Parent||Actual requirements (if different)||Namespaced ID|
|Wax On||Apply Honeycomb to a Copper block!||Bee Our Guest||Use a honeycomb on a copper block.|
|Wax Off||Scrape Wax off of a Copper block!||Wax On||Use an axe to revert a waxed copper block.|
|Honeycombs can be used to craft beehives.|
|19w41a||Honeycombs can now be used to craft honeycomb blocks.|
|Pre-release 3||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.|
|1.17||20w45a||Honeycomb can now be used to craft candles and waxed copper.|
|21w11a||Honeycomb can now be used to wax copper blocks by right clicking or dispensing honeycomb onto the block.|
|21w14a||Honeycomb can now be used to wax oxidized copper blocks.|
|1.14.0||beta 18.104.22.168||Added honeycombs.|
|beta 22.214.171.124||The texture of honeycombs has been changed to match Java Edition's.|
|1.16.210||beta 126.96.36.199||Honeycomb can now be used to craft waxed copper.|
|Honeycomb can now be used to wax copper blocks by right clicking or dispensing honeycomb onto the block.|
|1.17.0||beta 188.8.131.52||Honeycomb can now be used to wax oxidized copper blocks.|
|1.17.10||beta 184.108.40.206||Honeycomb can now be used to craft candles.|