How to Get Honey in Valheim

Honey is one of the essential resources in Valheim that proves useful throughout the entire game. When you build your settlement, it’s a good idea to set up a honey production area. Not only is it an excellent regeneration food item, but you’ll be using it in various Mead Bases and to make one of the best food items in the game. You can’t find honey in the wild, though, so we’ll explain everything you need to know in this guide. Here’s how to get honey in Valheim.

How to Get Honey in Valheim

To get honey in Valheim, you’ll need to construct a beehive using a Queen Bee. Beehives can be found in abandoned houses throughout the Meadows and Swamp biomes. Shoot down the wild beehives with your bow, and you’ll have a chance to obtain a Queen Bee, along with some honey. While near a workbench, equip your hammer and open the crafting menu to make a beehive. 

How to craft a Beehive in Valheim

A beehive requires 10 Wood, 1 Queen Bee, and 1 Workbench to craft. You can place a beehive anywhere on the ground, but make sure it is not too close to a wall, or it won’t produce honey. Each beehive can produce one honey per day but can only store a maximum of four honey, so revisit your beehives every four days to clear them out.

Honey is the best regeneration food in Valheim, providing the user with 5 hp per tick and 20 Health and Stamina for 300 seconds. If you need to heal up quickly, eating some honey and sitting near a campfire is the quickest way. So, what other things can you do with the ingredient?

Crafting Recipes Using Honey in Valheim

You can craft the following recipes with Honey in Valheim:

  • Mead base: Frost resistance
  • Mead base: Medium healing
  • Mead base: Medium stamina
  • Mead base: Minor healing
  • Mead base: Minor stamina
  • Mead base: Poison resistance
  • Mead base: Tasty
  • Serpent stew

Honey’s primary use outside of being an essential food item is creating Mead Bases in the Cauldron. By combining Mead Bases and a few other things in a Fermenter, you can make Valheim‘s version of potions. It’s the closest you’ll get to an instant heal, not to mention the elemental resistance potions can seriously mitigate some damage.

For a list of the best food in Valheim, you can refer to our other post. Time to practice those beekeeping skills in your Viking settlement!