It may not make a difference...but to whom it may concern; you dont have to put the honey in your last slot...it can be in any slot. This might help those, who like me, have a broken right d-pad (xbox).
For ps4 to throw honey put it in your last spot in your hot bar and press L1 L2 and control pad right arrow and you throw it right when it goes into its hole however if it burrows down without you throwing any honey the tameing will go down
100% effectiveness regardless of event bonuses. Single burrow miss forgiveness but no more. After one miss the effectiveness drops ALOT. Much easier post patch. Do not stand on the black burrow animation will prolong the tame canceling a burrow. CLEAR ALL SURROUNDING HOSTILE CREATURES beforehand and during. The rat well patrol a huge area. GL