[Mod] Bees and beekeeper [2.0] [bees]

Why do you like this version more?

epic formspecuh
10
9%
grafting tool that allows me to get the queen
15
14%
frames filled with honey
12
11%
polination and reproduction of flowers near hives
18
17%
new textures
9
8%
bees that are buzzing around
18
17%
the honey production that requires flowers nearby
24
23%
 
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[Mod] Bees and beekeeper [2.0] [bees]

by Bas080 » Post

Bees
What's that buzzing?

Features
2.2
- craft for extractor
- extractor texture update
- a craft for the smoker

2.1
- bees polinate flowers nearby, causing them to multiply
- add formspec to wild and artificial hive when using grafting tool
- smoke, flying wax and bee particles
- smokers to calm down the bees before opening the hive
- a centrifuge to extract the honey and from the filled frames
- grab eatable honeycomb from wild hives
- craft a grafting tool to extract queen bees from wild hives
- craft artificial hives and frames

1.0
- spawn wild bee hives on tree leaves
- use the queen bee to populate artificial hives
- plant flowers near hives to increase their productivity
- spawning bee colonies

Future
- more realistic spawning of wild bee hives
- pipeworks compatibility (Industrial beehive)

Contributors
- bas080
- VanessaE (wild bee hive nodebox)
- Neuromancer (textures for wild bee hive and inspiration for other textures)

License
- codes is WTFPL
- textures are CC BY-SA

How honey is made
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_0SyWHsYSk

Crafts

Extractor
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Hive frame
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Grafting tool (ability to remove the queen bee from wild hive)
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Bee-keepers hive
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Smoker
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Screeenshots
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Download or Github

CHANGELOG

Do you have suggestions for improving this mod?
Last edited by Bas080 on Wed Jun 11, 2014 00:20, edited 8 times in total.

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by Inocudom » Post

Could you add bumble bees to this mod? They could make crops grow faster and could be kept as pets.
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by Bas080 » Post

Inocudom wrote:Could you add bumble bees to this mod? They could make crops grow faster and could be kept as pets.
I'll see what i can do when it comes to making crops and maybe flowers to grow faseter/spread. Good idea.

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by Sokomine » Post

Bumble bees sound like a good idea. I'm a bit skeptical about keeping them as pets...

Water and lava can form a fountain (in combination with the pipeworks mod? Or something specific to Mauvebics server?) - maybe bees could as well? Only that the "dots" won't be waterdrops but bees.

Lettings crops grow faster also sounds very good as well.
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by Mossmanikin » Post

Realy cool what you made of it.
(The sounds, the textures, the AI...)
I also like the idea to make a seperate candle mod.

I don't know if there's a way to use facedir and wallmounted at the same time, but I'd love to see Wild Bee Hives facing different directions.

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by Bas080 » Post

Mossmanikin wrote:Realy cool what you made of it.
(The sounds, the textures, the AI...)
I also like the idea to make a seperate candle mod.

I don't know if there's a way to use facedir and wallmounted at the same time, but I'd love to see Wild Bee Hives facing different directions.

This would help resolve that issue https://github.com/minetest/minetest/pull/641
or can it be done differently?

I'm not sure how to combine bees and farming mod.

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by Josh » Post

Maybe the bees could sting you.
If you dont get an adrenaline syringe, you die from the sting.

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by Inocudom » Post

Josh wrote:Maybe the bees could sting you.
If you dont get an adrenaline syringe, you die from the sting.
I was thinking that yellow jackets would be more appropriate for that role, due to the fact that they can sting more than once and... well...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYk9WU0L ... detailpage
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... 6v-AEu7uAU
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by Neuromancer » Post

This is awesome. I finally got a queen bee, just had to harvest enough hives!
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by cptncatholic » Post

This is a great idea! I keep bees IRL and was just curious if someone had made a mod for it. Low and behold!


I look forward to testing it out.

Hope we get to harvest honey out of this! ;) NOM!

Thanks!
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by cptncatholic » Post

Neuromancer wrote:This is awesome. I finally got a queen bee, just had to harvest enough hives!
I'm still having a hard time getting a queen bee. How many wild hives did you have to harvest?

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by Neuromancer » Post

cptncatholic wrote:
Neuromancer wrote:This is awesome. I finally got a queen bee, just had to harvest enough hives!
I'm still having a hard time getting a queen bee. How many wild hives did you have to harvest?
A lot, probably 10. But it is random. So sometimes I go for a dry spell, and other times it is quicker.

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by DeamonicHero » Post

I have good suggestion for your mod, you could the whole bee breeding system with different races of bees, similar to forestry mod *wink*. You could start with small and improve on that, kind of like the early version of forestry. Hope you consider my suggestion, cause forestry was one of my favorite mods.

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by Neuromancer » Post

I love this mod, but the wild beehives seemed to jump out at you in the game. I created a new more natural texture for the beehive. I use it to replace the side, bottom, and front textures.

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by Michael Eh? » Post

Some things to add...

BeeKeeper head gear: traditionally a hood with netting to prevent bees stinging the face.
Game use: reduces damage when harvesting from tamed bees or gather from wild hives.

Recipe: String is some pattern

Smoker: tradition a can full of smoldering burlap or anything else that produces smoke which is blown at the hive to settle it down.

Game use: Reduces the chance of damage while harvesting hives and or increases the chances of getting a queen bee or whole hive. Must be used on a hive if you try to move it.

Suggested recipe: string or yarn with torch, maybe metal for can casing. Limited number of uses like tools.

What else I like to see? Chances if you put a hive near or have an apple orchard that a queen bee will move into the hive.

ie. test to see if a player made hive is within a certain distance.
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by VanessaE » Post

I recommend changing the selection box for the bee swarms to be {0,0,0,0,0,0} so that is it not selectable at all (i.e. truly invisible).
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by Michael Eh? » Post

swarms need an animated texture.

Also I tried an experiment of growing apple trees with flowers ringed around and that seem to work on attracting wild hives

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by Michael Eh? » Post

Experiment was an resounding success. Wild hives will appear in apple trees if you plant flowers all around....

but there is a distance which competing wild hives will spawn near each other. I have two hives on trees diagonal from each other and the bee nests are on the furthest it can get on the side of the apple tree as it can get.

And I have a second hive started but not by the planned treesbut by one outside the control area.

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by Michael Eh? » Post

Okay tried moving an hive to a larger area to place more flowers and lost the hive, queen bee. Not happy.

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by SFFP » Post

I like this mod! Havent got a queen yet tho :(

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by Azuna » Post

how to make grafting tool?

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by freejack » Post

I have 2 hives in a garden and neither are producing honey......Both have queen bees....

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by twoelk » Post

freejack wrote:I have 2 hives in a garden and neither are producing honey......Both have queen bees....
enough flowers and plants in range of the bees? Look at the pictures in the first post to get an idea. Honey might not be produced if the mapchunk is not loaded so visit often.
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Update alert

by Bas080 » Post

Just wanted to let you know that the bees mod has updated a lot.

EDIT: Sokomine is correct about sharing what exactly is updated

2.2
- craft for extractor
- extractor texture update
- a craft for the smoker

2.1
- bees polinate flowers nearby, causing them to multiply
- add formspec to wild and artificial hive when using grafting tool
- smoke, flying wax and bee particles
- smokers to calm down the bees before opening the hive
- a centrifuge to extract the honey and from the filled frames
- grab eatable honeycomb from wild hives
- craft a grafting tool to extract queen bees from wild hives
- craft artificial hives and frames
Last edited by Bas080 on Tue Jun 10, 2014 16:44, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: [Mod] Bees and beekeeper [2.0] [bees]

by Inocudom » Post

viewtopic.php?p=133024#p133024
This mod has a bee model in it, Bas080. It might be useful to you (and I would just love to have a pet male carpenter bee.)
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