I know that there is a chance that you can find a beehive in a flower forest in Minecraft and that you can spawn one in with a sapling next to a flower, but what are the chances that a beehive will actually spawn next to a tree (Grown by a player), and how exactly do I do it?

  • What you're asking is a method to spawn bee nests. Bee hives are crafted with planks and bees wax (easy to farm automatically) and can be populated by breeding bees - feeding flowers (any small flowers) to two bees to produce a baby bee.
    – SF.
    Commented Sep 8, 2021 at 7:26

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A 5% Chance. However, for that chance to start happening, you'd need to make sure that a flower is no more than two blocks away from your oak/birch saplings, and that the flower and sapling are on the same elevation.

As quoted by the MineCraft Gamepedia;

"5% Oak or birch trees grown from saplings that are within 2 blocks of any flower on the same y-level have 5% chance to grow with a bee nest containing 1–3 bees."


I don't know the exact chances there will be a beehive on a tree once you grow it but you can just use the command /setblock ~ ~ ~ minecraft:beehive and it will spawn one wherever you are standing.


Ok hope this helps. If you get a hive Silk touch it if no bees are naturally flying around. Once you replace it the bees should spawn. This is what I did yesterday twice.

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    Welcome to Arqade! But OP is asking about beehives, not the bees.
    – pinckerman
    Commented Sep 7, 2021 at 19:43

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