Why Beehives are Important for Making Potions and Mead
You’re going to need some Beehives as noted in the above list. Look around the Meadows for abandoned buildings and listen for the characteristic buzzing sound of bees. If you find a nest, all you have to do is shoot the nest down or destroy the building around it so that it collapses. You’ll get a bit of Honey for your trouble, and more importantly, you’ll get a Queen Bee.
That Queen Bee can be used to make a Beehive, providing you with a renewable source of Honey — an important ingredient in most Potions and Meads. Beehives need to be placed outdoors and they also need a certain amount of open space around them; interacting with the Beehive will tell you one of the following messages:
- The bees are happy – Your bees have enough open space and are producing Honey.
- The bees need more open space – Self-explanatory; there isn’t enough open space around the bees. Place the Beehive in a more open area or put it on top of a wooden pole.
- The bees are sleeping – It’s nighttime and the bees are asleep.
A Beehive can store a maximum of 4 Honey before it won’t produce anymore. Make sure to collect it regularly! That’s the main reason you’re doing all this work — many common recipes require Honey.