Full ghillie will protect you from accessing a tame hive. When taming combine with bug spray. Suggest also crouching, appears to help avoid agro. If you find your not doing damage switch to melee. Ranged did not work on our server.
To make honey last practically forever, make a fishing rod and equip honey, that is about to spoil, to the fishing rod, then un-equip it. It should refresh the spoil timer. Does not work with leech blood. Tested on PS4.
The honey is a must for fishing. It can be used for salmon, just like leech blood. I used it as bait for an hour and noticed that fish bite more frequently. In a pool with coel and salmon, I noticed that the salmon bit more frequently than the coels while using honey as bait.