"Never run out of Steam..."
Hivestone is a rather curious byproduct in the condensation process of Steam and Mana, wherein the purest parts of each element splits off in a very rapid (yet surprisingly safe) reaction forming hexagonal patterns. This phenomenon can often be observed at hot springs. The resulting crimson crystals are both malleable and versatile, making for excellent crafting materials and a coveted trade good.
With the right tools you can shape into almost any form! Bees in particular have evolved a particular like for this mineral.