Stardew Valley Beehive: Layout and the Best Flowers

Ugne

Have you ever wondered how the Bee House or the Beehive works in Stardew Valley? Whether you’re a fan of Honey or just want to get more money in the game, it’s a great addition to your farm in either case.

Let’s take a look at the best Beehive setup ways, its radius, and how to get Honey from various flowers

How to Use the Beehive in Stardew Valley?

The process of getting depends on which honey you’d like to have. You can either get simple Wild Honey or choose to go the extra mile and get better quality Honey with the help of some flowers.

In case you were wondering, yes, you can put your Beehive in the Greenhouse, but it won’t make any Honey in this case. Keeping it indoors is not the best idea if you want to make this cost-effective and keep producing that sweet, sweet honey.

Different Types of Honey in Stardew Valley

The thing is, simple Wild Honey can be sold for 100 Gold, but Honey from a Fairy Rose can be sold for up to 680 Gold, which is obviously the better deal.

A fully-grown flower can change the type of your Honey and make it way more valuable than before.  

Let’s take a look at how much your Honey can be worth:

Wild100
Tulip160
Blue Jazz200
Sunflower260
Summer Spangle280
Poppy380
Fairy Rose 680

What is the Range of Your Beehive in Stardew Valley?

Of course, there are some minor exceptions, but, generally speaking, your Beehive has the range of 5 tiles in all four directions. 

Depending on how you choose your best Beehive layout, you might end up putting your Beehive in the reach of various flowers. What happens in this situation? Well, the priority in terms of honey will be given to the flower that is the closest to your Beehive.

How Long Does It Take?

Keep in mind that Stardew Valley requires you to be patient! It might take up to 3 or 4 days to make Honey if you place the Beehive outside your Farm. 

Keep in mind that this only works in Spring, Summer, and Fall!

Should You Invest in Honey?

As you can see from the table over, Honey can actually be a great way to earn money in Stardew Valley. However, keep in mind that this activity has its own costs.

For example, the Beehive costs 40 Wood, 8 Coal, 1 Iron Bar, and 1 Maple Syrup to make, and you only get the recipe once you reach Level 3 of Farming. Clearly, it’s not always something for a beginner, but it can be a great source of income slightly later in the game.

Keep in mind that it also take quite a long time to be made, so stay patient and the game will definitely reward you for that! If you want to get the maximum benefits, try to stay away from Wild Honey because it’s not worth a lot of Gold. As long as you find some nice flowers, you will soon see a positive increase in your “bank account”!

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Ugne
"Ever since I started playing Stardew Valley, I wanted to find the best tips and tricks to make the game easier and even more entertaining. That’s why I love sharing my favourite insights with other Stardew fans to see what can be useful both for beginners and experienced players!"

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