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Minecraft 19w34a
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Java Edition



Release date

August 22, 2019

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19w34a is the first snapshot for Java Edition 1.15,[1] released on August 22, 2019,[2] which adds bees and bee-related items, such as bee hives, honey bottles and honeycombs.



Bee nests
  • Spawn naturally in flower forests, plains, and sunflower plains biomes.
  • Can house bees.
  • Fills up with honey.
    • The amount of honey in the bee nest increases as bees gather nectar and return to their nest.
    • The player can harvest honeycombs and honey bottles from the nest using shears and glass bottles respectively.
    • If the player breaks or harvests honey from the nest, the bees will become hostile on the player.
      • Bees inside the nest will not turn hostile if it is harvested with Silk Touch, but bees outside the nest will.
      • Bees will not turn hostile if there is a campfire underneath the nest when honeycombs or honey bottles are harvested.
  • Is a block entity and cannot be pushed by pistons.
Bee hives


Honey bottles
  • Restores 6 (🍗🍗🍗) and 9.6 saturation.
  • Can be used to craft 3 sugar.
  • Obtained by using a bottle on bee hives/nests with a honey_level of 5.
  • Obtained by using shears on bee hives/nests with a honey_level of 5.
  • Can be used to craft bee hives.
Spawn eggs
  • Added bee spawn egg.


  • Have 10♥♥♥♥♥ health.
  • Live in groups near hives and nests.
    • If a bee does not have a home nest, it will wander until it finds one.
    • Can hide inside hives.
      • Maximum of 3 bees per nest.
  • When attacked, all bees from the same hive try to attack the original attacker.
    • The same happens when their hive/nest is destroyed.
      • Placing a campfire under the nest will make the bees passive.
    • Have an  Anger data tag, which defaults to zero.
      • When the bee is attacked, this tag is set to around 700 ticks.
    • When they attack, they give poison to the target for 10 seconds and then they die 50–60 seconds after attacking.
    • When bees attack the player, their eyes will turn red.
  • Can be bred using any type of flower, including wither roses.
    • They will follow any player holding a small flower.
      • If the player holds still the bees will land around them.
  • Will hover around flowers and will enter a "pollinated" state after some time. When pollinated, pale white particles will come off them. The bee will also have its texture changed to include dots similar in color to the pollen particles.
    • Bees will try to pollinate wither roses despite the fact that they are harmed by the wither effect they give.
    • When they pollinate flowers a small popping noise is heard.
    • Will return to their nest after entering the "pollinated" state.
    • A pollinated bee can accelerate the growth of crops and sweet berry bushes it passes.
    • After enough bees enter a bee nest in the pollinated state, the bee nest will be filled with honey.
  • Being killed by a bee sting results in new death message: "<player> was stung to death".


  • New particles: dripping_honey, falling_honey, falling_nectar, landing_honey.

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Loot tables
  • New function:
    • copy_state – Copies state properties from dropped block to BlockStateTag in dropped item.
      • Parameters:
        • block – source of properties (block ID).
        • properties – list of property names. All must be present on block.


  • Added minecraft:bee_growables, minecraft:beehives, minecraft:crops, minecraft:flowers, and minecraft:tall_flowers block tags.
  • Added minecraft:flowers, and minecraft:tall_flowers item tags.



Crafting table
  • When the GUI is opened, ⇧ Shift + clicking an item or a stack in the inventory now transfers it directly into the crafting grid.
Redstone comparator
  • Can now detect how much honey is inside bee hives and bee nests.
    • The output strength is equal to the amount of honey in the hive.


Game library updates
  • Minecraft now requires OpenGL 2.0.
Rendering updates


20 issues fixed
From released versions before 1.15
  • MC-74762 – Under certain circumstances chunks can swap or reset.
  • MC-102267 – Certain mobs do not take damage on magma blocks.
  • MC-103313 – Hitbox of slime and magma cube is offset for some seconds.
  • MC-115643 – Cannot hear punching blocks with 'Friendly Creatures' volume off.
  • MC-133255 – Cartographers generate maps for existing Mansions and Monuments rather than unexplored ones.
  • MC-142918 – The stonecutter does not allow custom recipe inputs to be shift-clicked in.
  • MC-148562 – Obsidian towers in The End biome are not generated as intended.
  • MC-149231 – Dragon egg culls the top of cactus.
  • MC-150202 – Chunks sometimes are dislocated/copied to another location.
  • MC-151354 – Cannot rearrange servers with shortcut.
  • MC-152100 – When using a brewing stand, the player cannot put blaze powder into the slot using the shift key.
  • MC-152172 – Cartography table plays the sound multiple times overlapping on shift-click.
  • MC-152173 – Loom plays the sound multiple times overlapping on shift-click.
  • MC-156276 – Cannot shift-click while riding a horse, within inventory.
  • MC-156852 – Ghost blocks remain when insta-mining; reappearance of MC-5694.
  • MC-156876 – In desert_small_house_7, one door is open.
  • MC-156884 – Bows sometimes don't use the correct texture when being drawn in creative mode.
  • MC-156952 – Village tree center has leaves that are persistent.
  • MC-157136 – Villagers restocking is not properly tracked.
  • MC-158988 – Minecraft will remove up to several hundred chunks per region if region file is not exact multiple of 4096 bytes.


Video made by slicedlime:


  • Unlike most of the first-of-the-week snapshots, this was released on a Thursday instead of Wednesday, similar to the snapshots before 14w26a.