On my survival world I really enjoy tending to my farm in the Shire, however I have started to run out of things to do and one thing I have been thinking about that would be fun is BEEs! This was reaffirmed to me while re reading the Hobbit and reading how Tolkien specifically dedicates several sentences to Beorn's bees and beehives. Here is a bulleted list of the pros of adding bees to the mod, as well as some other factors that could be added!
- Bees and Hives can start out wild, but be harvested and domesticated!
- Wild Bebehives can spawn in a variety of biomes in trees giving more life to these biomes.
-domesticated beehives (possibly crafted by placing sticks around a wild beehive in a crafting table) could be used to domesticate bees
-domesticated beehives could spawn in a variety of new and old generated structures. (Examples: Old: rohan/dunedain/etc villages, shire windmills, shire farms, // New: Shire Beekeepers Home, Rohan Beekeepers hut, etc...)
-Wild Bees could occasionally sting dealing half a heart of damage.
-Most bees would be around the size of midges, but some could be around the size of the current birds (these would be rare and possibly exclusive to the areas around Beorn's hall.
-Wild Bees/Hives could have specific interactions with bears who want their honey!
-Harvesting bee hives would give honey combs, which can be crafted with a bowl to produce a bowl of honey (sort of like maple syrup with a maple log)
-Honey can be added to many different sweet delights to make more food!
-adding honey to any of the applicable foods that it can be added to would make it fill 1/2 a hunger stick more
-a small radius around a beehive (perhaps the same area as a bronze block banner protection area) would have boosted food production, where crops would have a 1/4 chance of growing twice in one growth stage. (chance can be buffed or nerfed)
COMMENT your ideas and suggestions below! If nothing else I love adding more animals to the mod which gives the mod more life, not only does it do this, but it adds more peaceful farming content which I enjoy, and is specifically mentioned by Tolkien, so it has some merit!
Thanks for reading.