Used 13 dimorph, an Argy, ghillie armoor, bug repellant snd some simple kibble. Cake walk. The dimorphs destroyed the hive in secondsand took care of all the drones with minimal damage. Thinking of getting a second hive.
If you want to tame one, the easiest way is to get a dire bear and break the nest, because they are immune to bees. Use it to break the nest, then when the nest beaks, make sure you have full ghille armor and bug repellent, and tame it with simple kibble. You can then go to the bee and press the 'aquire nest' button, and it will give you a bees nest. You can place this on any natural ground, but no human made floors. Put rare flowers into it, and it will produce giant bee honey over time. Rare flowers can be harvested from plants in the swamps across the island, but beware of the creatures that dwell there. When you go into your bees nest to gather honey, you will get the bee effect and start taking damadge, even though it is your own bees nest.
Easy rare flowers for honey and/or taming: beaches north of the eastern swamp where the forest, beach, and swamp biomes meet; pick your favorite harvester and you will get hundreds of flowers in minutes. The kapros/sucros rarely wander from the swamp and the swamp bushes are available all the way up to the forest. Most common enemies are just annoying, like dilos or jerk pelicans, with the occasional raptor or carno if you go too far up the beach.
ALWAYS break the hive with ranged attacks. If you choose to melee it,drones will continuously spawn from it infinitely, and they will repair the hive, so best to shoot it down and kill all the drones before attempting a tame. Oh, and the queen will spawn more drones periodically, so bee careful.
2021- tried several times with past tips/videos to tame the queen bee. Such a nightmare lol. Only thing that worked was breaking the hive with my dire bear, eating a bug repellent, then crouching below the queen bee with regular kibble in my 0 slot. Finally worked!!