FarmVille Beehives: Everything you need to know

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Do you hear that buzzing sound? It might just be in your head OR maybe it's the new beehives that just launched in FarmVille (Let's hope for the latter). The goal is the build out your beehive, grow a swarm of bees and, in turn, the busy bugs will pollinate your crops so you have a better chance of finding bushels that can be sold in the Farmer's Market.

First thing's first, however. Beehives, like Horse Stables, etc, requires enlisting generous neighbors to send you building materials to build your hive. You'll need a total of 50 items to complete your house of bees, which breaks down into 10 of each of the the following:

farmville beehive
  • Smokers
  • Beeswax
  • Wooden Boards
  • Nails
  • Bricks
I had a few nails, boards and bricks leftover from previous building construction, and was glad to learn that I could use these on the beehive as well. Then it was down to getting my awesome neighbors to send smokers and beeswax (which, of course, they did). ALSO SEE OUR FARMVILLE BEEHIVE MATERIALS QUICK LINKS.

farmville beehive materials

If you don't want to rely on friends to get the job done, there's an option to buy all of these materials in the Market (go to the in-game Market and look under Buildings > For Animals). Each items costs 1 Farm Cash, so if you buy everything you'll spend a total of 50 Farm Cash or roughly $10.

farmvilel queen bee, 5 honeybees

Once Beehive construction is complete, you'll need to find a Queen Bee by scouting the flower crops on you or a neighbor's farm. Or, if you want to take the easier route, you can buy one for 10 Farm Cash.

farmville beehives now available

Once the Queen Bee is seated on her honeycomb throne, you can start to add Honeybees, which are available as a Free Gift or available in the FarmVille market for Farm Cash. Like other special events -- the most recent being the Tuscan Wedding -- there is a progress meter, so you will be able to see how your bee collection stacks up against your fellow farmers.

Your hive will start to grow and take on different appearances once you have 10, 25, 50, 100 and 200 Honeybees. Also note, after collection 50, 100 and 150 Honeybees, the beehive multiplies, with means you'll eventually have four working Beehives to add to your virtual farm, and they can each be harvested once a day, and bees mean that your crops will be pollinated, yielding extra bushels to sell in your Farmer's Market for cash (or more importantly, extra gas). So what are you waiting for? Make like a busy bee and start building your own hive post haste.

Do you have any tips on how to build a hive faster? Looking for specific items for your beehive? Leave a note in the comments below.

Check out the rest of our FarmVille Cheats & Tips right here.

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