Stardew Valley Honey | Bee Houses and flowers explained

Honey, an Artisan Good, is just one of the many items that players can harvest in Stardew ValleyThere are multiple ways to go about getting Honey in the game, mainly through Bee Houses. Our Stardew Valley Honey guide is going to take a deep dive into the sweet substance, showing you how to use Bee Houses and flowers to produce Honey, as well as how to purchase it.

How Do You Get Honey in Stardew Valley

As we mentioned above, there are a couple of different ways to go about getting Honey in Stardew Valley. The list below showcases the different ways that you can get Honey in the game.

  • Bee Houses
  • Flowers
  • The Oasis

Below we will take a deep dive into each of these methods, so you can figure out the best way to get Honey for your farm.

How to Get a Bee House in Stardew Valley?

Bee Houses are the main way to get Honey in Stardew Valley. When using a Bee House, you’ll need have a flower close by which can be pollinated to produce Honey. There two ways to go about getting a Bee House in Stardew Valley. 

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The first way is to complete the Fall Crops bundle in the Pantry. This specific bundle can only be completed in the fall season, as it will require players to gather a variety of crops that are grown in the fall. Specifically, you’ll need to collect an ear of corn, an eggplant, a yam, and a pumpkin. Once you have gathered the necessary crops, you’ll be rewarded with a Bee House.

Players can unlock the Pantry by completing any bundle in Stardew Valley. If you complete all six bundles in the set, you’ll be able to restore the abandoned greenhouse that is on your farm. This will allow you to grow crops year round, without waiting for a specific season to roll around.

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Bee Houses can also be crafted once players have reached Farming Level 3. You’ll need wood (40), coal (8), an iron bar (1), and maple syrup (1) to craft the House. This can be repeated multiple times as long as you have the necessary materials in your inventory.

How Do You Use Bee Houses in Stardew Valley?

Now that you have a general idea of what a Bee House does in Stardew Valley and how to unlock it, it’s time to take a deeper dive into using it to get Honey. Simply put, you can combine your Bee House and flowers to create a variety of different kinds of Stardew Valley Honey.

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If you want to use your Bee House to make Honey, you’ll need to place it somewhere outside, despite being able to be placed inside. Additionally, Honey can be produced in every season except winter.

Once you have placed your House, you’ll need to place a flower close to your Bee House to create Honey. Your flower should be placed no more than five tiles from the Bee House vertically and four tiles horizontally. If you place a flower any further than this, you will not be able to use it to make Honey.

Multiple types of flowers can be placed around your Bee House, but you’ll still only be able to make one type of Honey. The closest flower to your House will take priority every time. At equal distance, the flower that produces the most expensive Honey will take priority. Honey will be produced by your Bee House every four days with a fully grown flower.

Which Flowers Produce the Most Valuable Stardew Valley Honey?

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There are five different flowers that players can use to produce Stardew Valley Honey. In the list below are all of the flowers that produce Honey, listed in order of selling value, from least to greatest.

  • Tulip – 160g
  • Blue Jazz – 200g
  • Summer Spangle – 280g
  • Poppy – 380g
  • Fairy Rose – 680g

As you may already know, each of these flowers are specific to certain seasons and will take different times to grow. As a rule of thumb, the flowers that produce the more valuable Honey will take a longer time to grow. Additionally, the more expensive the seed, the more expensive the Honey produced.

If any of these flowers are harvested prior to producing its specific type of Honey, you’ll get Wild Honey. This is the least valuable of all types of Honey and can be sold for 100g. Additionally, flowers not listed above can be used to produce Wild Honey, which is simply generic Honey.

You’ll only need one flower working with a Bee House to produce Stardew Valley Honey. A single flower can service multiple Bee Houses, as long as the flower is within range. This means that you can have multiple Houses producing Honey from one flower.

Where to Purchase Stardew Valley Honey

If farming Honey in Stardew Valley isn’t for you, then you’ll likely just want to purchase it. Thankfully, the Oasis store, located in The Desert, stocks Honey, but only on Fridays. If you’re after the sugary substance, you’ll need to plan a trip to the store on a Friday, where you’ll be able to purchase Honey for 200g from Sandy, the owner.

Honey can be used to make two different items in Stardew Valley, a Warp Totem and Mead. The Warp Totem will allow players to transport directly to their house, but can only be used once. Mead, on the other hand, is an Artisan Good and is a fermented drink made solely from Honey, which should be drunk responsibly.

Now that you know all about Stardew Valley Honey, what are you waiting for?

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