Beehive

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A beehive is a piece of interactive scenery where players can obtain buckets of wax, used in Merlin's Crystal and Troll Romance, and to gather honeycombs, which are used to create honey badger pouches, provided they have insect repellent in their inventory or on their tool belt. If they do not, the player will take 20 life points of damage and not receive the item they were going after.

Catherby[edit | edit source]

There are 8 functional beehives west of Catherby. They are all brown, with a white one that cannot be used for normal purposes, as it is a Hidey-hole for Treasure Trails. Right click options:

  • Take from Beehive
  • Take honey Beehive
  • Examine Beehive

"Take from" turns an empty bucket into a bucket of wax. There is a single bucket spawn in the area, and Arhein in Catherby has a stock of 30 buckets in Arhein's Store. "Take honey" gives you a honeycomb. Both must be manually collected for each item.

Manor Farm[edit | edit source]

There are 7 beehives in Manor Farm, 4 white and 3 brown but functionally identical. In addition to the regular functions, they can also be fed with different type of flowers to create a variety of special honeycombs which can be fed to player-owned farm animals. This requires 17 Farming, but not the completion of the tutorial. A beehive can be filled with 27 of each type of flower, which cannot be retrieved once deposited.

It takes roughly 1 hour for each honeycomb produced. The honeycombs can be collected when an option to collect honey is given when checking the beehive. Like standard beehives, insect repellent is required when collecting from the hive.

Right click options:

  • Check Beehive
  • Take honey Beehive
  • Check flowers stored Beehive
  • Take from Beehive
  • Examine Beehive

If there are no honeycombs ready to collect, then clicking on the beehive will open the Item Production window to allow selecting which flowers to add as well as the quantity to make.

When honeycombs are ready, then clicking will prompt to collect honey or not, the latter of which allows you to deposit more plants. Unlike what may be assumed, it appears while one honeycomb is produced in an hour, the type of which does not depend on the order of deposition, and is instead random and determined upon collection (i.e. even after the honeycomb is produced in the hive, you can deposit a different plant to have a chance of getting its honeycomb instead). It appears that having more of one type of the plant makes the beehive more likely to produce that type of honeycomb.

Flower / Grass Honeycomb Effect on Animals Boost
Marigolds.png: RS3 Inventory image of MarigoldsMarigolds Delicious honeycomb.png: RS3 Inventory image of Delicious honeycombDelicious honeycomb Boosts happiness 10%
Rosemary.png: RS3 Inventory image of RosemaryRosemary Dense honeycomb.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dense honeycombDense honeycomb Boosts weight 10%
Woad leaf.png: RS3 Inventory image of Woad leafWoad leaf Medicinal honeycomb.png: RS3 Inventory image of Medicinal honeycombMedicinal honeycomb Boosts health 10%
Nasturtiums.png: RS3 Inventory image of NasturtiumsNasturtiums Runny honeycomb.png: RS3 Inventory image of Runny honeycombRunny honeycomb Boosts speed 10 gallopers
Snape grass.png: RS3 Inventory image of Snape grassSnape grass Sweet honeycomb.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sweet honeycombSweet honeycomb Boosts attractiveness 10 beauty marks

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

The update history project is a work-in-progress – not all updates to this topic may be covered below. See here for how to help out!
  • patch 24 September 2018 (Update):
    • Collecting honey from the Manor Farm apiary will now contribute towards filling your Farming Urns.
  • patch 10 September 2018 (Update):
    • Beehives now have a right-click option to display what flowers they have stored inside.
    • Attribute boosting Honey at the Player Owned Farm is now produced at a faster rate.
    • Players can now walk away from beehives to stop collecting special honey.
    • Noted flowers can now be used on beehives to create special honey.
    • Beehives will now only take the amount of flowers desired.
    • Players can now click away from the beehive while storing flowers.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Natural hives or nests can be found hanging on some standard trees. However, these cannot be interacted with.