Everyone seems to be a moron here. Put it in any slot. Use that slot when it burrows while you're looking at the hole. So if it's slot 1 then you press 1 to use it while you're looking in the hole. DONT HAVE MULTIPLE HONEY IN ONE SLOT. It will take all of them and it messes up the taming for some stupid reason, probably because the game is a garbage mess. Nobody here is clear. When people say "just drop it" you'd think to press O in your inventory to drop it, but that's completely wrong and anyone who says that is just a moron. Sorry but I'm a little triggered at how many tips I had to look at before I actually just figured it out myself.
They’re comparatively easy to tame, all you need is ten honey for a low to mid level one. ‘Honey’ is not as daunting to acquire as it’s often made out, you can simply walk up to a nest (which are often located on the ground in Aberration) and take 5 honey directly from the nest, the negative side is you will be attacked by bees and will almost certainly die (if they can kill a Tek survivor then they can kill you) your only saving Grace with this ‘wild’ beekeeping is that you can use Ghillie armour and a dire bear (that’s what the Tek player failed to do). Once you get the honey all you need to do is throw the honey at the role rat hole etc.
High level RR, low level survivor Taming instructions;Put sleeping bags near-ish bee hive, take off armor, collect honey and die, rinse n repeat until you have enough (2 collections per hive every 15 mins) Put honey on hot bar and eat it. It will throw a honey comb. When rat burrows, throw this at the mound. -Bob