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Bee Housing

If you want to start playing with Bees, you will need some place to shelter them.
The Bee House, the Apiary and the Alveary are the three places that do just that.

Quick Comparison

ModifierBee HouseApiaryAlveary
Territory1.01.02.0
Production0.250.1 - 0.81.0
Mutation0.01.01.0
Lifespan3.01.01.0
Pollination3.01)1.01.0
Automation2)NoYesYes
FramesNoYes3)No4)

Bee House

The Bee House is the “basic” tier of shelter for your bees. It has several limitations, including not accepting any frames and not being able to connect to any kind of pipes or similar. It is also impossible for bees to mutate to new species in it. It will however elongate the lifespan of your bees and increase their pollination speeds quite drastically.

Crafting

[[http://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Wood_Planks|
alveary.png
alveary_gui.png
apiarist_clothes.png
apiaristchest_gui.png
apiary.png
apiary_gui.png
beealyzer_gui.png
beehouse.png
beehouse_gui.png
centrifuge.png
centrifuge_gui.png
swarmer.png
swarmer_gui.png
2016/02/15 07:48 · 2017/07/02 15:43 · HanFox
[[http://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Wood_Planks|
alveary.png
alveary_gui.png
apiarist_clothes.png
apiaristchest_gui.png
apiary.png
apiary_gui.png
beealyzer_gui.png
beehouse.png
beehouse_gui.png
centrifuge.png
centrifuge_gui.png
swarmer.png
swarmer_gui.png
2016/02/15 07:48 · 2017/07/02 15:43 · HanFox
[[http://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Wood_Planks|
alveary.png
alveary_gui.png
apiarist_clothes.png
apiaristchest_gui.png
apiary.png
apiary_gui.png
beealyzer_gui.png
beehouse.png
beehouse_gui.png
centrifuge.png
centrifuge_gui.png
swarmer.png
swarmer_gui.png
2016/02/15 07:48 · 2017/07/02 15:43 · HanFox
[[http://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Wood_Planks|
alveary.png
alveary_gui.png
apiarist_clothes.png
apiaristchest_gui.png
apiary.png
apiary_gui.png
beealyzer_gui.png
beehouse.png
beehouse_gui.png
centrifuge.png
centrifuge_gui.png
swarmer.png
swarmer_gui.png
2016/02/16 12:35 · 2017/07/02 15:43 · leagris
alveary.png
alveary_gui.png
apiarist_clothes.png
apiaristchest_gui.png
apiary.png
apiary_gui.png
beealyzer_gui.png
beehouse.png
beehouse_gui.png
centrifuge.png
centrifuge_gui.png
swarmer.png
swarmer_gui.png
comb_honey.png
comb_simmering.png
comb_stringy.png
comb_frozen.png
comb_dripping.png
comb_silky.png
comb_parched.png
comb_mossy.png
comb_mellow.png
2016/02/19 12:54 · 2017/07/02 15:43 · HanFox
[[http://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Wood_Planks|
alveary.png
alveary_gui.png
apiarist_clothes.png
apiaristchest_gui.png
apiary.png
apiary_gui.png
beealyzer_gui.png
beehouse.png
beehouse_gui.png
centrifuge.png
centrifuge_gui.png
swarmer.png
swarmer_gui.png
2016/02/16 12:35 · 2017/07/02 15:43 · leagris
[[http://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Wood_Planks|
alveary.png
alveary_gui.png
apiarist_clothes.png
apiaristchest_gui.png
apiary.png
apiary_gui.png
beealyzer_gui.png
beehouse.png
beehouse_gui.png
centrifuge.png
centrifuge_gui.png
swarmer.png
swarmer_gui.png
2016/02/16 12:35 · 2017/07/02 15:43 · leagris
[[http://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Wood_Planks|
alveary.png
alveary_gui.png
apiarist_clothes.png
apiaristchest_gui.png
apiary.png
apiary_gui.png
beealyzer_gui.png
beehouse.png
beehouse_gui.png
centrifuge.png
centrifuge_gui.png
swarmer.png
swarmer_gui.png
2016/02/16 12:35 · 2017/07/02 15:43 · leagris
[[http://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Wood_Planks|
alveary.png
alveary_gui.png
apiarist_clothes.png
apiaristchest_gui.png
apiary.png
apiary_gui.png
beealyzer_gui.png
beehouse.png
beehouse_gui.png
centrifuge.png
centrifuge_gui.png
swarmer.png
swarmer_gui.png
2016/02/16 12:35 · 2017/07/02 15:43 · leagris

Bee House

Requires:

  • 5 x Wooden Planks (any)
  • 3 x Wooden Slabs (any)
  • 1 x Comb (any)

Produces:

  • 1 x Bee House

GUI

Beehouse GUI

The Bee House's GUI looks identical to the Alveary's GUI is similar to the Apiary's (it has no slots for frames)

  • I - Mating area and life bar. Queens and Princesses go on the top slot, Drones go on the Bottom slot.
  • II - Product slot. Bee products and offspring (when a Queen dies) ends up here.
The Bee House:
  • does NOT interact with pipes;
  • cannot be upgraded with frames;
  • does not allow bees to mutate.

Apiary

The Apiary is the second tier of shelter for your bees.

Crafting

To craft an Apiary, you first need an Impregnated Casing, which is crafted like this in a Carpenter:

[[http://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Wood|
alveary.png
alveary_gui.png
apiarist_clothes.png
apiaristchest_gui.png
apiary.png
apiary_gui.png
beealyzer_gui.png
beehouse.png
beehouse_gui.png
centrifuge.png
centrifuge_gui.png
swarmer.png
swarmer_gui.png
2016/02/16 11:24 · 2017/07/02 15:43 · HanFox
[[http://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Wood|
alveary.png
alveary_gui.png
apiarist_clothes.png
apiaristchest_gui.png
apiary.png
apiary_gui.png
beealyzer_gui.png
beehouse.png
beehouse_gui.png
centrifuge.png
centrifuge_gui.png
swarmer.png
swarmer_gui.png
2016/02/16 11:24 · 2017/07/02 15:43 · HanFox
[[http://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Wood|
alveary.png
alveary_gui.png
apiarist_clothes.png
apiaristchest_gui.png
apiary.png
apiary_gui.png
beealyzer_gui.png
beehouse.png
beehouse_gui.png
centrifuge.png
centrifuge_gui.png
swarmer.png
swarmer_gui.png
2016/02/16 11:24 · 2017/07/02 15:43 · HanFox
[[http://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Wood|
alveary.png
alveary_gui.png
apiarist_clothes.png
apiaristchest_gui.png
apiary.png
apiary_gui.png
beealyzer_gui.png
beehouse.png
beehouse_gui.png
centrifuge.png
centrifuge_gui.png
swarmer.png
swarmer_gui.png
2016/02/16 11:24 · 2017/07/02 15:43 · HanFox
[[http://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Wood|
alveary.png
alveary_gui.png
apiarist_clothes.png
apiaristchest_gui.png
apiary.png
apiary_gui.png
beealyzer_gui.png
beehouse.png
beehouse_gui.png
centrifuge.png
centrifuge_gui.png
swarmer.png
swarmer_gui.png
2016/02/16 11:24 · 2017/07/02 15:43 · HanFox
[[http://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Wood|
alveary.png
alveary_gui.png
apiarist_clothes.png
apiaristchest_gui.png
apiary.png
apiary_gui.png
beealyzer_gui.png
beehouse.png
beehouse_gui.png
centrifuge.png
centrifuge_gui.png
swarmer.png
swarmer_gui.png
2016/02/16 11:24 · 2017/07/02 15:43 · HanFox
[[http://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Wood|
alveary.png
alveary_gui.png
apiarist_clothes.png
apiaristchest_gui.png
apiary.png
apiary_gui.png
beealyzer_gui.png
beehouse.png
beehouse_gui.png
centrifuge.png
centrifuge_gui.png
swarmer.png
swarmer_gui.png
2016/02/16 11:24 · 2017/07/02 15:43 · HanFox
[[http://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Wood|
alveary.png
alveary_gui.png
apiarist_clothes.png
apiaristchest_gui.png
apiary.png
apiary_gui.png
beealyzer_gui.png
beehouse.png
beehouse_gui.png
centrifuge.png
centrifuge_gui.png
swarmer.png
swarmer_gui.png
2016/02/16 11:24 · 2017/07/02 15:43 · HanFox

Impregnated Casing

250 mB Seed Oil

Requires:

  • 8 x Wood (any)
  • 250 mB Seed Oil

Produces:

  • 1 x Impregnated Casing

Then, the Apiary itself:

[[http://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Wood_Planks|
alveary.png
alveary_gui.png
apiarist_clothes.png
apiaristchest_gui.png
apiary.png
apiary_gui.png
beealyzer_gui.png
beehouse.png
beehouse_gui.png
centrifuge.png
centrifuge_gui.png
swarmer.png
swarmer_gui.png
2016/02/15 07:48 · 2017/07/02 15:43 · HanFox
[[http://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Wood_Planks|
alveary.png
alveary_gui.png
apiarist_clothes.png
apiaristchest_gui.png
apiary.png
apiary_gui.png
beealyzer_gui.png
beehouse.png
beehouse_gui.png
centrifuge.png
centrifuge_gui.png
swarmer.png
swarmer_gui.png
2016/02/15 07:48 · 2017/07/02 15:43 · HanFox
[[http://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Wood_Planks|
alveary.png
alveary_gui.png
apiarist_clothes.png
apiaristchest_gui.png
apiary.png
apiary_gui.png
beealyzer_gui.png
beehouse.png
beehouse_gui.png
centrifuge.png
centrifuge_gui.png
swarmer.png
swarmer_gui.png
2016/02/15 07:48 · 2017/07/02 15:43 · HanFox
[[http://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Wood_Planks|
alveary.png
alveary_gui.png
apiarist_clothes.png
apiaristchest_gui.png
apiary.png
apiary_gui.png
beealyzer_gui.png
beehouse.png
beehouse_gui.png
centrifuge.png
centrifuge_gui.png
swarmer.png
swarmer_gui.png
2016/02/16 12:35 · 2017/07/02 15:43 · leagris

Impregnated Casing

[[http://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Wood_Planks|
alveary.png
alveary_gui.png
apiarist_clothes.png
apiaristchest_gui.png
apiary.png
apiary_gui.png
beealyzer_gui.png
beehouse.png
beehouse_gui.png
centrifuge.png
centrifuge_gui.png
swarmer.png
swarmer_gui.png
2016/02/16 12:35 · 2017/07/02 15:43 · leagris
[[http://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Wood_Planks|
alveary.png
alveary_gui.png
apiarist_clothes.png
apiaristchest_gui.png
apiary.png
apiary_gui.png
beealyzer_gui.png
beehouse.png
beehouse_gui.png
centrifuge.png
centrifuge_gui.png
swarmer.png
swarmer_gui.png
2016/02/16 12:35 · 2017/07/02 15:43 · leagris
[[http://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Wood_Planks|
alveary.png
alveary_gui.png
apiarist_clothes.png
apiaristchest_gui.png
apiary.png
apiary_gui.png
beealyzer_gui.png
beehouse.png
beehouse_gui.png
centrifuge.png
centrifuge_gui.png
swarmer.png
swarmer_gui.png
2016/02/16 12:35 · 2017/07/02 15:43 · leagris
[[http://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Wood_Planks|
alveary.png
alveary_gui.png
apiarist_clothes.png
apiaristchest_gui.png
apiary.png
apiary_gui.png
beealyzer_gui.png
beehouse.png
beehouse_gui.png
centrifuge.png
centrifuge_gui.png
swarmer.png
swarmer_gui.png
2016/02/16 12:35 · 2017/07/02 15:43 · leagris

Apiary

Requires:

Produces:

  • 1 x Apiary
Someone may trade an Apiary for a bit of Wood.

GUI


The Apiary's GUI is divided into three main areas:

  • I - Mating area and life bar. Queens and Princesses go on the top slot, Drones go on the Bottom slot.
  • II - Product slot. Bee products and offspring (when a Queen dies) ends up here.
  • III - Upgrades slot. Frames go in here.

Frames

The Apiary is very slow (10% of the speed of the Alveary to produce bee products if you don't place any Frames in it. There are three types of frames, shown below:

Note: Each Frame increases output by 20%, regardless of type. The only difference between them is how long they last. With three Frames, the Apiary's speed increases to 70% of the Alveary's speed. (h/t Florastar)
NameResourcesRecipeNotes
Untreated Frame8 x Stick
1 x String

Produces:
1 x Untreated Frame

Stick

Stick

Stick

Stick

String

Stick

Stick

Stick

Stick

Untreated Frame

Doesn't last long, but it's cheap to make.
Impregnated Frame8 x Impregnated Stick
1 x String

Produces:
1 x Impregnated Frame

Impregnated Stick

Impregnated Stick

Impregnated Stick

Impregnated Stick

String

Impregnated Stick

Impregnated Stick

Impregnated Stick

Impregnated Stick

Impregnated Frame

Lasts longer than the Untreated Frame.
Proven FrameN/AOnly available from Villager Trading.Lasts longer than the Impregnated Frame.

Alveary

The Alveary is an upgraded (and much more expensive) version of the Apiary. Apart from being faster than an Apiary and requiring less maintenance, it is also capable of regulating the temperature using the Alveary Fan and the Alveary Heater blocks. See Temperature Control for more information.

Crafting

To make an Alveary, you need 9 wooden slabs and 27 Alveary Blocks, which are crafted like this:

Sceneted Paneling

Sceneted Paneling

Sceneted Paneling

Sceneted Paneling

Impregnated Casing

Sceneted Paneling

Sceneted Paneling

Sceneted Paneling

Sceneted Paneling

Alveary

Requires:

Produces:

  • 1 x Alveary Block

Building

To build an Alveary, you need to build a 3x3x3 cube of Alveary Blocks, and then cover the top with Wooden Slabs.

Wait a few seconds for the Alveary to be created.

GUI

The Alveary's GUI is similar to the Apiary's, but it lacks the upgrade slot:

  • I - Mating area and life bar. Queens and Princesses go on the top slot, Drones go on the Bottom slot.
  • II - Product slot. Bee products and offspring (when a Queen dies) ends up here.

Temperature Control

Using the Alveary Fan and the Alveary Heater, you can control the temperature of the Alveary at the cost of BuildCraft power. This way, you don't need to have Apiaries on specific Biomes for specific bee species.

Alveary Heater

As the name implies, the Alveary Heater warms up the temperaure inside the Alveary.
To use it, replace one of the blocks of the Alveary (except the Slabs!) by the Alveary Heater Block, and use a powerful Buildcraft Engine to power it. The heater requires about 5 MJ/tick to continuously heat the alveary one step.
It is recommended to remove any Bees and items from the Alveary before doing this.

Crafting

Golden Electron Tube

Iron Ingot

Golden Electron Tube

alveary.png
alveary_gui.png
apiarist_clothes.png
apiaristchest_gui.png
apiary.png
apiary_gui.png
beealyzer_gui.png
beehouse.png
beehouse_gui.png
centrifuge.png
centrifuge_gui.png
swarmer.png
swarmer_gui.png
alveary.png
alveary_fan.png
alveary_heater.png
alveary_valve.png
alveary_stabiliser.png
alveary_sieve.png
alveary_swarmer.png
2016/02/19 13:35 · 2017/07/02 15:43 · HanFox

Stone

Stone

Stone

Alveary Heater

Requires:

Produces:

  • 1 x Alveary Heater

Alveary Fan

The Alveary Fan does the exact opposite of the Alveary Heater: It cools down the temperature of the Alveary.
To use it, replace one of the blocks of the Alveary (except the Slabs!) by the Alveary Fan Block, and use a powerful Buildcraft Engine to power it. The fan requires about 5 MJ/tick keep the alveary continuously cooled 1 step.
It is recommended to remove any Bees and items from the Alveary before doing this.

Crafting

Iron Ingot

Iron Ingot

alveary.png
alveary_gui.png
apiarist_clothes.png
apiaristchest_gui.png
apiary.png
apiary_gui.png
beealyzer_gui.png
beehouse.png
beehouse_gui.png
centrifuge.png
centrifuge_gui.png
swarmer.png
swarmer_gui.png
alveary.png
alveary_fan.png
alveary_heater.png
alveary_valve.png
alveary_stabiliser.png
alveary_sieve.png
alveary_swarmer.png
2016/02/19 13:35 · 2017/07/02 15:43 · HanFox

Iron Ingot

Golden Electron Tube

Iron Ingot

Alveary Fan

Requires:

Produces:

  • 1 x Alveary Fan

Swarmer

Swarm Hive The Swarmer is a special Alveary block, which has a 1% chance of spawning a Swarm Hive near the Apiary per Royal Jelly that's inside it. The bees found in those Swarms are the same as the one in the Alveary, but the princesses are always Ignoble.

Crafting

Diamantine Electron Tube

Gold Ingot

Diamantine Electron Tube

alveary.png
alveary_gui.png
apiarist_clothes.png
apiaristchest_gui.png
apiary.png
apiary_gui.png
beealyzer_gui.png
beehouse.png
beehouse_gui.png
centrifuge.png
centrifuge_gui.png
swarmer.png
swarmer_gui.png
alveary.png
alveary_fan.png
alveary_heater.png
alveary_valve.png
alveary_stabiliser.png
alveary_sieve.png
alveary_swarmer.png
2016/02/19 13:35 · 2017/07/02 15:43 · HanFox

Diamantine Electron Tube

Gold Ingot

Diamantine Electron Tube

Swarmer

Requires:

Produces:

  • 1 x Swarmer

GUI

The Swarmer is nothing more than an inventory. Place Royal Jelly in any of the four slots.

Usage

Similar to the Alveary Fan and Alveary Heater Blocks, the Swarmer replaces one of the blocks in the Apiary. Right-click it to access its inventory, and place Royal Jelly inside it for it to operate.

When a hive is ready to spawn, the swarmer's texture will change slightly, and a new hive (depicted above) will appear in the world somewhere nearby, within about 25 blocks of the alveary. It will contain only the new princess.

Pipes

Both the Apiary and the Alveary can be automated with pipes. A bee house will not connect with pipes.

Input

  • Any side: Bee Princesses/Drones/Queens. (I)

Powered Output

  • Any side: Bee Products and offspring. (II)
1)
2.2.8.4 onwards, 0.5 before.
2)
Whether interaction with pipes, hoppers or similar is allowed.
3)
Refilling frames cannot be automated.
4)
ExtraBees adds a frame housing for alvearies.
bees/housing.txt · Last modified: 2017/07/02 15:42 (external edit)