Build from Source

Bee is written using the Go language.

You may build the Bee client software directly from the source.

Prerequisites for installing direct from source are:

  • go - download the latest release from
  • git - download from
  • make - usually included in most operating systems

Build from Source

1) Clone the repository:

git clone
cd bee

2) Use git to find the latest release:

git describe --tags

3) Checkout the required version:

git checkout v0.4.0

4) Build the binary:

make binary

5) Check you are able to run the bee command. Success can be verified by running:

dist/bee version

6) (optional) Additionally, you may also like to move the Bee binary to somewhere in your $PATH

sudo cp dist/bee /usr/local/bin/bee