I stumbled on this stone block at Z-16 that illuminates some light. It has red/pink veins and a dark black spot about 1/16 the size of a single block. I cannot mine it with my iron pickaxe. I tried googling it but cannot find anything related. I have the Soartex texture pack and the latest FTB unleashed installed. Anyone knows what this is and what it yields when mined?

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    Can you post a screenshot?
    – ChrisF
    Dec 21 '13 at 17:09
  • @ChrisF Sure, done.
    – Madmenyo
    Dec 21 '13 at 17:13
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    Does that pack have NEI or anything like that? If so, I would search through the pages until you find the item. It might take time, but it would ultimately give you the correct answer.
    – LLF
    Dec 25 '13 at 19:55
  • Yeah i have NEI, but there are loads of pages. I will look when i have the time for it.
    – Madmenyo
    Dec 25 '13 at 22:40
  • It's time consuming, but it is a sure-fire way to find the answer. I use that method any time I come across an item I don't know and can't pick up.
    – LLF
    Dec 28 '13 at 2:43

The type of hive is called a Deep Hive and it contains Attuned Bees. It is added by the Magic Bees mod (formerly referred to as Thaumic Bees). Here's the default texture:

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As with all beehives, you collect the bees from it by breaking it with a Scoop.

  • Yeah i found another one as well and wanted to add this too. Since you named the hive, the bees it contains and the mod they are in i grant you the bounty.
    – Madmenyo
    Dec 28 '13 at 23:49

It looks like one of the Beehives. Use a scoop on it. Make a scoop by placing sticks in a crafting table in the shape of a Y or a 2 prong fork, and place a wool block in the middle of the top part.

  • What at Z16? Too bad i killed it with a diamond pickaxe, nothing dropped :/
    – Madmenyo
    Dec 23 '13 at 8:46
  • Do you have the seed for that world? Could try to regenerate and revisit the coordinates Dec 24 '13 at 14:32
  • This is without a doubt a bee-hive, although which one I'm unsure.
    – Ender
    Dec 25 '13 at 20:07
  • @ender Beehives do not have a spot like that on the side, i compared it to a couple of hives but the regular bee-hives have more of a keyhole hole in them. I located it between redstone blocks and it was completely surrounded by solid blocks.
    – Madmenyo
    Dec 25 '13 at 22:42
  • @MennoGouw I downloaded the latest soartex fanver which has the same texture for stone as in your image, but it has no HD beehive textures, and the soartex for FTB Unleashed is all low res, the spots on the sides are 6px tall. In your image the spot is roughly 20px tall. The only beehives that should be available at that depth are Rock Hives, and they can spawn surrounded by stone Dec 25 '13 at 22:55

This is a beehive. I have personally found, and harvested these blocks many times. I have never been able to (ever) find any information as to why these particular hives look different, or if extra bees or thaumatic bees has any part in why they look different. Next time I find one, I'll screenshot myself breaking it to get bees.

Bee Hive Unbroken

Bee Hive Broken

For the sake of acuracy, this hive was found in the Twilight Forest, in a cave, and it gave me an Attuned Princess.

  • You probably would need to put a source for this quick.
    – MerajA
    Dec 26 '13 at 19:51
  • Normally I'm all for sources, but I have none at this time. As stated, I'll provide one as soon as I find one, until then my [minecraft] badge is enough as far as I'm concerned.
    – Ender
    Dec 26 '13 at 20:34
  • @Ender How would you break it to get bee's?
    – Madmenyo
    Dec 27 '13 at 14:44
  • Same as any other bee-hive, with a scoop
    – Ender
    Dec 27 '13 at 19:31

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