(For the bees in the 19w34a 1.15 Java snapshot)
For the unaware, this is what bee larvae look like:
Appearance: In Minecraft they'd just be bumpy little wiggling rectangles. Their size would still be comparatively huge though, as adult bees are currently. Something like a silverfish but slower and fatter.
Beehavior: Being so different, they'd need separate AI from their adult counterparts. I imagine that they'd just stay around a very small perimeter of the hive, not doing much else. They could retreat into the nest at night or when it rains, but certainly wouldn't be flying, pollinating, or stinging.
Why: Not to make Minecraft more realistic, but more varied. Realism is that last thing these giant cubey bees need; I just think better representing a completely different kind of animal's life-cycle would be much more interesting and perhaps even educational. How many people know bees start as larva and pupate compared to something more obvious like butterflies?
For example, if butterflies or frogs were ever added, I'd certainly hope they'd have caterpillars and tadpoles respectively. It's not making things more mundane by making it "realistic;" in this case I think it's more fun, even if they wouldn't be as cute.
Other ideas: It would be interesting to give honey a self-fulfilling purpose by having larvae eat it once nests/hives are full, progressing their growth stage. Just a thought.
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