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Not to be confused with Honey Block.
Some honey in a Bee Hive.

Honey is a liquid found at the bottom of Bee Hives, as well as in small patches along with Honey Blocks in the Underground Jungle near Bee Hives. It is also sometimes created when destroying Hive blocks. Honey flows even more slowly than lava, and it also greatly slows the movement speed of most entities and projectiles (with the exception of the Old One's Army enemies and Bosses). Like other liquids, honey can be transported with buckets or pumps. Like water, the player can drown in honey, and any item which allows breathing, walking on, or swimming in water will do likewise for honey.

Honey has the unique effect of granting players the Honey life regeneration buff, which lasts for as long as they remain standing or swimming in the honey, plus 30 seconds after leaving. The player does not need to be submerged, but the honey pool must be at least two tiles wide, and at least 5/8 of a tile deep. The buff increases the rate at which player health regenerates by 1 HP/s per second and increases natural heal rate acceleration by a factor of three. In addition, it reduces the damage from life-losing debuffs like Acid Venom by 2 HP per second.


An example of honey (together with water and lava) placed to be used as a crafting station. Notice the Crystal Ball above them.
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Nintendo 3DS version The Honey crafting station icon.

Like water and lava, honey can be used as a minor crafting station. Similarly to other liquids, the player only has to stand nearby to use it. Crafting of items from a body of honey does not use it up.

Used to craft

Bottled HoneyBottled Honey
FlymealFlymeal(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
Nintendo 3DS version only:
Honey BlockHoney Block
Honey BombHoney Bomb(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
  • Dry BombDry Bomb(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
Honey RocketHoney Rocket(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
Crystal BallCrystal Ball and HoneyHoney
Honeyfall BlockHoneyfall Block(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
Magic Honey DropperMagic Honey Dropper(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)

Honey can also be used to make the following items, though not as a crafting station:

Item When combined with
Honey BlockHoney Block WaterWater
Crispy Honey BlockCrispy Honey Block LavaLava
Aetherium BlockAetherium Block(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) ShimmerShimmer(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)


Catches from Honey
HoneyfinHoneyfin Restores 120 Health when used.
Bumblebee TunaBumblebee Tuna Quest item for the Angler NPC, hence can only be fished when its particular quest is active.


By default, players are slowed down drastically when walking through honey.
  • Unlike water, honey can exist in The Underworld.
  • Honey greatly reduces visibility compared to water, even when lit with multiple Torches.
  • Rain will not turn honey to Honey Blocks.


  • Honey is subject to all the infinite replication methods.
  • Since honey does not evaporate in The Underworld, a player could use an infinite replication method to flood The Underworld and provide safe (albeit slow without water-walking or something like Fishron Wings) passage without having to worry about falling into lava or spending extra time and effort building bridges over lava pools. This also makes a pool of honey a viable solution for a permanent safe landing zone at the bottom of a Hellevator.
  • Honey can be valuable while fighting any boss as the regeneration boost can protect weaker players. In conjunction with Heart Lanterns and campfires, the resulting regeneration boost can negate the need for the Band of Regeneration, freeing up an accessory slot.
  • Using the Lava Shark Mount(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) makes it possible to continually receive the regeneration boost while retaining or even improving mobility.
  • By creating a circle of Bubbles and putting a bucket of honey in, the player can quickly run through to get the health regeneration boost without much loss in speed.
  • By using Flipper Potions, the player can reduce the effect of moving through honey even further.
  • Traps such as boulders can be slowed down to allow for more damage output that would otherwise have been lost to invincibility frames.


  • Desktop 1.3.4: Honey is dynamic and has a setting to be more or less dynamic.
  • Desktop Now spawns naturally along with Honey Blocks in small amounts as a sign that a Bee Hive is close by.
  • Desktop 1.2.3:
    • Fixed a bug with leaving honey having water sound and particles.
    • Teleporting from honey to water will no longer leave the player moving slowly, as if they are still in honey.