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Hollow Bee Tree

by Nylaba Posted 9th Mar 2015 at 4:32 AM - Updated 19th May 2015 at 8:00 PM by Nylaba
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This is a new mesh, and means that it's a brand new self contained object that usually does not require a specific Expansion pack (although this is possible depending on the type). It may have Recolours hosted on MTS - check below the description for more information.
I love the beekeeping in Supernatural but I don't always love the bee box. And so, wanting something that could fit in almost any world seamlessly, this came about.

I took the hollow tree from Supernatural and made it function like the beehive. It does not overwrite the original tree, it is a new object. You can find it under Hobbies right next to the original box and it costs the same, $275.
It has two recolor options, the first is non CASTable as it is the original overlay, the second has one channel.
Hide it in the woods! Stick one in the cemetery! Give it to your castaway sims! If there's trees, now there might be bees.

There is some stretching with patterns but fixing the UV map would wreck the overlay so there's not much I can do about it. Solid or wood patterns work well though.
The sim still pretends to open the box and you hear the lid creak. Again, not much I can do about this.
There is some minor clipping when they harvest honey or otherwise reach into the hole.

Polygon Counts:
High 731 faces
Med 412 faces

Style: Antique Fantasy
Room: Outdoor
Maxis Flags: AddOn

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 3 Supernatural
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Size: 1.24 MB · Downloads: 9,006 · 9th Mar 2015
1.24 MB 9,006 9th Mar 2015
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Quick Guide:

1. Click the file listed on the Files tab to download the file to your computer.
2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file. Now you will have either a .package or a .sims3pack file.

For Package files:

1. Cut and paste the file into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\Packages folder. If you do not already have this folder, you should read the full guide to Package files first: Sims 3:Installing Package Fileswiki, so you can make sure your game is fully patched and you have the correct Resource.cfg file.
2. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).

For Sims3Pack files:

1. Cut and paste it into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads folder. If you do not have this folder yet, it is recommended that you open the game and then close it again so that this folder will be automatically created. Then you can place the .sims3pack into your Downloads folder.
2. Load the game's Launcher, and click on the Downloads tab. Find the item in the list and tick the box beside it. Then press the Install button below the list.
3. Wait for the installer to load, and it will install the content to the game. You will get a message letting you know when it's done.
4. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).

Extracting from RAR, ZIP, or 7z: You will need a special program for this. For Windows, we recommend 7-Zip and for Mac OSX, we recommend Keka. Both are free and safe to use.

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Test Subject
#26 Old 24th Mar 2015 at 5:59 PM
Omg! Cool and funny! :)
Space Pony
29th Mar 2015 at 1:33 PM
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Top Secret Researcher
#27 Old 2nd Apr 2015 at 12:17 PM
Thanks!I have to try this out.
Lab Assistant
#28 Old 8th Apr 2015 at 4:50 AM
A wonderful idea! Since this will fit into almost any world, I think my sims will go organic and get honied!! Thank you!
Field Researcher
#29 Old 13th Apr 2015 at 11:24 AM
Love love love this
Lab Assistant
#30 Old 26th May 2015 at 7:46 AM
Love this! Blends in much better in my parks :) Thank you!!!
Lab Assistant
#31 Old 4th Aug 2015 at 6:55 AM
Is there anyway to make this Base Game Compatible? I love the bee keeping but hate supernatural and really do not want to get that if I can avoid doing so.
Test Subject
#32 Old 12th Sep 2015 at 5:56 PM
This is a really cool idea! Thanks!
#33 Old 22nd Mar 2016 at 4:18 AM
What a great idea! We medieval-types thank you!
Field Researcher
#34 Old 4th Apr 2016 at 1:41 AM
Very cool object, and very handy for community lots!! Many thanks.
Test Subject
#35 Old 24th Apr 2016 at 8:30 PM
This is awesome! Bee boxes don't fit in with every theme. This will be perfect for woodsier lots Thanks!
#36 Old 7th Jul 2016 at 5:51 AM
I love this, does it work with perfect honey mod by Egureh ?
Test Subject
#37 Old 6th Jan 2018 at 11:46 AM
increible y maravilloso
Field Researcher
#38 Old 27th Jan 2018 at 7:18 PM
Thank You
Lab Assistant
#39 Old 13th May 2018 at 9:30 AM
Wow, this is just like Winnie the Pooh's bee tree! Now I'm gonna have to build the entire Hundred Acre Wood.
Test Subject
#40 Old 19th May 2018 at 2:49 AM
This is one of those things I didn't realize I needed until I saw this post. Clever idea ! Agreed on the blahness of the box... I am gonna load game with this in a few and enjoy, Thanks Much.
#41 Old 8th Sep 2018 at 11:53 PM
Cool idea. I don´t like the original, too.
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