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.
Taming a Dire Bear is your best option with the Giant Bee. First, break the hive, either with the bear or with a gun, then(with a a full set of Ghillie armor and Bug Repellant) walk up to it with Rarer Flowers in your last slot on your hotbar, press the prompted button(E on PC, triangle on PS4, and Y on X Box). After that, you can hold the same button when looking at the Giant Queen Bee, and have her turn into a Bee Hive. You can place this down at your base. The hive must have Rare Flowers in it or it will begin dying. Make sure whenever your enter the hives inventory that you are wearing a Ghillie Suit, otherwisse you will be stung repeatedly. After a while, you will obtain honey, which can be used in many recipes
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.
If a giant bee is encumbered outside of a base’s turret range, you can whistle attack this target with a spyglass and the minion bees serve as a soaker. Essentially, you can endlessly soak with this method as long as you keep whistling