Staxel Reporter – Issue #11: Beekeeping & Modding Guide Spotlight


Staxel Reporter – Issue #11

Hey all, in this issue of the Staxel Reporter we talk about our plans for beekeeping and spotlight an awesome modding guide a community member made!


They say the sweetest things in life are free, and it couldn’t be more true when it comes to honey (except when you buy it). So, seeing as we’re currently implementing bugs in Staxel (not the bad code type of bugs, the creepy-crawly kind), I thought I’d take this opportunity to share some of our plans for bees and their noble contribution to the gameplay.

To start off with you’ll need to get yourself a basic beehive, makes sense really. You’ll find one of these at a vendor’s shop in town. Next up is to get out there and find yourself a Queen Bee. All of the bugs in Staxel will be able to be caught and will make up one of the several collections you can try and complete in the game. Keep an eye out for more info on this in the future.

Bee box mockup

Once you’ve caught your Queen Bee you need to introduce her to her new palace. Place her inside the beehive and once she’s settled in she’ll start to produce some worker bees.
After a short time they will start producing that sweet nectar of the heavens (that’s honey to us common folk). And there you have it, your first fully-functioning beehive is up and running.

All that’s left for you to do now is collect it. First things first, it’s time for our busy little friends to have a well-deserved rest. You’ll need to use the smoke puffer tool to give them the right idea. Begin by puffing the smoke over the hive to send your bees to dream land, then you can start collecting the honey.


“How often should I collect the honey?” I hear you asking. Well every few days should be long enough, you’ll notice some subtle signs around the hive which will let you know it’s ready to be harvested. You should also know that your bees will not produce honey in Winter, they’ll be inside trying to keep warm! And come Springtime your bees will fly off in search of a new hive so you’ll have to go a-hunting for a new Queen Bee.

Now is the time all your hard work pays off! You can use honey as an ingredient when cooking or baking, maybe bake some tasty ‘Honey Muffins’, or you might decide to take your jars of honey to market for some profit. Honey also makes a fine gift to sweeten the life of the person who already has everything.

A Very Useful Guide to Modding

Community member and avid modder, Mighty_Borlaug, has written up an excellent guide to modding different items into Staxel. It’s so informative that we thought it deserved a spotlight in the Staxel Reporter.

You can have a good read through it on the forums by clicking here.

A bunch of items Mighty_Borlaug created and modded into Staxel.

Mighty_Borlaug’s tutorial explains how to make and export models using a voxel editor, offers an in-depth explanation on how collisions work in the game and covers various other topics which will be very helpful to anyone who wants to try their hand at modding.

If you haven’t done so already, why not take this opportunity to sign up for the forums and get involved in our community? You can also check out Mighty_Borlaug’s mega thread which is updated often with new modded material he’s been working on.

That’s it for this issue of the Staxel Reporter. You can grab ‘Staxel – Seedling Edition’ at

Thanks for reading!