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< Skyrim: Alchemy / Items: Ingredients
Value 5 Weight 1
Alchemy Effects
1st Restore Stamina Restore Stamina
2nd Fortify Block Fortify Block (0.5×Magnitude)
3rd Fortify Light Armor Fortify Light Armor
4th Ravage Stamina Ravage Stamina
# Samples 24
Plant Beehive
# Plants 22
Merchant Avail. None (Common)
A honeycomb
A beehive

Honeycomb is harvested from beehives, along with bees and beehive husks.



2 guaranteed samples can be found in 2 different locations:

This ingredient is not in the VendorItemIngredient category that allows it to be traded by apothecary merchants (see bugs).

The only way to make this ingredient become available from apothecary merchants is to unlock the Merchant perk (requires level 50 Speech), at which point it is a "common" ingredient.

Remaining ways to obtain already-harvested honeycombs all have relatively low probabilities. The best bets are:

  • Peddlers may be randomly encountered in the wilderness (typically being attacked). These peddlers have a 25% chance of carrying 1-5 samples.
  • Various ingredient-specific barrels have a 17% chance of containing 1-5 samples.
  • Vaermina devotees have a 3% chance of carrying one.
  • All types of apothecary's satchels as well as pots hanging from cooking spits have a 3% chance of containing one.
  • Warlocks have a 0.9% chance of carrying one.
  • If you adopt a child, you may find some in their chest.
  • With the Dragonborn expansion, werebears may carry one sample of honeycomb.


Honeycomb is only harvested from beehives, not vacant beehives. There are 22 hives in 18 different locations. Locations with multiple hives are:


  • The base magnitude of the Fortify Block effect for this ingredient is 2 instead of 4. This is only relevant if honeycomb and Briar Heart are combined, in which case the resulting potion will have a 50% smaller magnitude than a typical custom Fortify Block potion.
  • Honeycomb is luminescent.


  • This ingredient cannot normally be bought from apothecary merchants, even though it should be available according to their merchandise leveled lists. It also cannot be sold to apothecary merchants; it can only be sold to general goods merchants.