How do you make wax on Minecraft?

Answered by Jeremy Urbaniak

Making wax in Minecraft involves obtaining honeycombs and then using them to craft candles or waxing copper blocks. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to make wax in Minecraft:

1. Find a Bee Nest or Beehive: Beeswax, or honeycombs, can be obtained from bee nests or beehives. These can be found naturally in various biomes, such as flower forests, plains, or sunflower plains. Look for structures resembling small beehives or tree nests with bees buzzing around them.

2. Harvest Honeycombs: To collect honeycombs, make sure you have an empty glass bottle in your inventory. Approach a bee nest or beehive carefully to avoid angering the bees. Right-click on the nest or hive using the glass bottle, and you will receive honeycombs and honey.

3. Craft Honeycomb Blocks (optional): Honeycombs can be used to craft honeycomb blocks, which can be used as decorative blocks or building materials. To craft a honeycomb block, place four honeycombs in a 2×2 crafting grid.

4. Craft Candles: Honeycombs are primarily used to craft candles, which can be placed as decorative light sources. To craft a candle, place one honeycomb in the center slot of a 3×3 crafting grid. This will yield one candle.

5. Wax Copper Blocks: In Minecraft, copper blocks naturally oxidize over time and turn green. However, you can use honeycombs to wax copper blocks and prevent further oxidation. To wax copper blocks, you need both honeycombs and copper blocks.

A. Obtain Copper Blocks: Copper ore can be smelted in a furnace to obtain copper ingots. Four copper ingots arranged in a square in the crafting grid will yield a copper block.

B. Wax Copper Blocks: Once you have copper blocks, right-click on them with a honeycomb in your hand. This will apply wax to the copper block, preventing oxidation.

It’s worth noting that waxing copper blocks only stops further oxidation; it does not reverse any existing oxidation. Additionally, each honeycomb can only be used to wax one copper block.

In summary, to make wax in Minecraft, you need to find a bee nest or beehive, harvest honeycombs, and then use them to craft candles or wax copper blocks.