Vol. 1



Anna Adams, Staff Writer


Pandas come in seven different personality traits: normal, weak, aggressive, lazy, playful, worried, and brown. Normal pandas have a default skin and no unique traits. Weak pandas have boogers hanging out of their noses, sneeze more often, and only have 10 health points, half of what normal pandas have. Weak baby pandas have a chance of dropping a slimeball when they sneeze. Aggressive pandas frown and will attack when provoked; nearby aggressive pandas will also become hostile if one is provoked. They originally had red eyes. Lazy pandas tend to lay down on their backs and are slower than the other pandas. Worried pandas will cover their eyes and shake when they hear thunder; they also tend to avoid most mobs, except for slimes, magma cubes, shulkers, the Ender Dragon, ghasts, and phantoms. Playful pandas stick out their tongues, roll over, and jump, requiring quite a lot of animation. The brown panda is the rarest panda but has no unique personality traits aside from its skin.

Left to right: playful, worried, brown.
Left to right: weak, lazy, aggressive, normal.

Minecraft employees actually flew to China in order to record the panda sounds heard in the game.

Pandas will eat bamboo constantly, but if you place cake near them, they will pick it up and eat it.

Villagers will give off angry particles if players attack nearby pandas.


Honey can be harvested in bottles and honeycombs can be harvested with shears; honeycomb can be used to craft a beehive. However, harvest from and/or destroying the bee nest and/or beehive will aggravate the bees and they will emerge to attack the player unless there is a campfire underneath it (soul campfires work, too). Bees will die 20 seconds after stinging a player. NPCs can also aggravate bees, and once the bees have killed the aggressing mob, they will then target the player.

Honey blocks are smaller than normal blocks, reduce fall damage, reduce speed, and stick not only to other blocks but also to items, mobs, and the player (players can walk on thin air as long as they are touching the side of a honey block); honey blocks can also be climbed. 

Honey bottles can replenish the hunger bar, remove poison effects, are two pixels more full than the potion bottle, and be used in brewing potions.

Bees are attracted to flowers and will collect pollen; pollinated bees emit pollen particles, which can fertilize crops similarly to bonemeal.

Bees emit pollen particles over crops.

The bee nest has five honey levels; honey  can be harvested once it reaches the fifth level, when honey is seen dripping from the nest. Bees usually stay in their nests for about two minutes at a time before leaving, unless it is night or raining. 

The bane of arthropods enchantment deals more damage to bees because bees are classified as arthropods in the game.

Baby bees take 20 minutes in real time to reach adulthood; bees are bred with flowers. An upcoming update will implement rideable bees via saddle and a flower on a stick.

Bonus Fact

Chainmail armor used to have a crafting recipe but was removed because it could only be crafted with fire, which is unobtainable as an item.


“✔ Minecraft: 15 Things You Didn’t Know About Pandas.” YouTube, uploaded by iDeactivateMC, 16 Nov. 2018, www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBxyXB3QM8c.

“✔ 11 Things You Didn’t Know About Bees in Minecraft.” YouTube, uploaded by Magma, 10 Nov. 2019, www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ey3pEqNqyYo.

“✔ Minecraft: 15 Things You Didn’t Know About Bees.” YouTube, uploaded by iDeactivateMC, 25 Sept. 2019, www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9wH_JDlGvk.

“✔ Minecraft: 10 Crafting Recipes I Didn’t Know Existed.” YouTube, uploaded by Magma, 29 Apr. 2016, www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBBRaVLuGHU.

Personal experience (and experiments!)