the level of the smaller bees is the same level as the queen bee. so you can just attack it then check the level of the small bees so you know what level the queen bee is and you don’t have to break the hive/nest thing
I'll be honest with you, taming these on scorched earth, Ragnarok and modded maps with scorched engrams and recourses is best, "why?" Because there you have flame arrows and flame throwers, simply shoot the hive with your gun of choice, I recommend anything but a rocket launcher or tek rifle since whenever I try it with those nothing comes out, then burn the drones with a flamethrower, it's most effective, once you've gotten rid of them run up to the Queen, jump, and feed her, that's how it's done, all the drones will tame to you and you should be good, then just obtain bee hive and once you get back to base place the bee hive and demolish it, your bee will come out just fine, if you want honey just place the hive and give it rare flowers, I recommend having camouflage on so they don't attack you, you'll soon get some honey for taming bears and liopluerodons, and making veggie cakes, I believe it's in megalania kibble as well.
I actually had a hive spawn on green obelisk in the island, so that's always good place to look if you're trying to find one. Can also be found in redwoods, or on surrounding rocks in case you don't wanna get mauled by Thylacoleos.
Having a queen bee is quite rewarding and somewhat helpful. It does, however, have a difficult taming process. Otherwise, having it will provide you with a beehive and honey. Also provides motivation to some who are in desperate times.
If your a noob these are your worst nightmare so run as fast as you can from hives. If your decent , you can tackle this with flamethrowers, cannonballs, or even using a flying Dino and picking the hive up and dropping it works. If your a god use a diplodocus and knock it off a cliff