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.
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