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0004003Dwarf FortressReactionspublic2011-02-17 12:562011-02-20 04:15
Toady One 
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resolvedno change required 
0004003: Cannot make bumblebee mead
The custom reaction MAKE_MEAD is hardcoded to use honey bee honey (CREATURE_MAT:HONEY_BEE:HONEY), so it is not possible to make bumblebee mead (from bumblebee honey). Changing said reagent's material to NONE:NONE and adding [HAS_MATERIAL_REACTION_PRODUCT:DRINK_MAT] would permit the reaction to be used for making booze from any type of liquid ingredient.
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related to 0003990resolved Toady One Bumblebees become honey bees when moved to a hive 
related to 0003983resolved Toady One Can't make mead -- job can't find honey when it's stockpiled? 
related to 0004735resolved Footkerchief Bumblebees not hiveable, but make food and drink 
Issue History
2011-02-17 12:56QuietustNew Issue
2011-02-17 12:58QuietustNote Added: 0015203
2011-02-17 20:34FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0003990
2011-02-17 20:35FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0003983
2011-02-20 04:15Toady OneNote Added: 0015306
2011-02-20 04:15Toady OneStatusnew => resolved
2011-02-20 04:15Toady OneFixed in Version => 0.31.20
2011-02-20 04:15Toady OneResolutionopen => no change required
2011-02-20 04:15Toady OneAssigned To => Toady One
2011-04-20 15:16Toady OneNote Edited: 0015306bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0015306#r6491
2011-07-27 09:02DwarfuRelationship addedrelated to 0004735

2011-02-17 12:58   
Given 0003990, actually obtaining bumblebee honey is probably easier said than done...
Toady One   
2011-02-20 04:15   
(edited on: 2011-04-20 15:16)
Bumblebee honey is supposed to be harvestable, since bumblebees don't have "ARTIFICIAL_HIVEABLE" or whichever tag is on honey bees. As far as I could tell, bumblebees just don't leave a lot of honey in the hive in real life, and if you generalize the mead reaction that much, the name of it would be too specific.

edit: I think I meant unharvestable there.