I've noticed small hives of bees but whenever I try to approach to harvest the honey Geralt starts getting attacked by the bees. I tried casting Quen and then harvesting but nothing came of it. Does anyone know how you are supposed to harvest the honey?

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Use the Igni Sign to kill the bees and knock the beehive down.

Once its on the ground you can harvest it. Figured this out a little bit later, initially could not even attempt this as the beehive I was trying various methods on was near an NPC and the game restricted me from using Igni.

  • Please feel free to mark your answer as the correct one.
    – Tom
    Commented May 20, 2015 at 11:36
  • @Josuha Aslan Smith How can I harvest the fallen down beehive? I don't get the sign for 'take it' (E on PC), just something like a white hand. What command do I have to use to harvest it?
    – PeterCo
    Commented Jun 10, 2015 at 10:43
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    You have to wait for it to stop burning (which can take 20 actual seconds at times it seems) before the game will let you harvest it, but use use the same general key/button for interaction and looting that you would normally use (such as E on pc). Commented Jun 10, 2015 at 19:32
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    You can also use Aard to stop the fire quickly
    – nicopico
    Commented Jun 18, 2015 at 6:07

No one fully answered this.

Knock the hive off the tree Use Igni to burn the bees flying around If when you approach it there is the gauntlet instead of the (E) Loot use Igni on it. Wait for the fire to go out and you should see the (E) Loot

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    I think that the accepted answer was sufficient enough.
    – Vemonus
    Commented Nov 29, 2016 at 2:44

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