Giant Bee Honey

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Giant Bee Honey
Giant Bee Honey.png
A delicious and nutritious snack, useful for luring creatures to a trap or for fishing.
Type Consumable
Rarity Uncommon
Renewable Yes
Refineable No
Combustible No
Consumable (values pertain to Humans)
Food 20
Health 8
Weight 0.1
Stack Size 1
Spoils in 20m
Added in v257.0
Spawn Command
cheat GFI Honey 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Consumables/PrimalItemConsumable_Honey.PrimalItemConsumable_Honey'" 1 0 0
Used to craft 6 items

Giant Bee Honey is a resource in ARK: Survival Evolved.

Usage[edit | edit source]

Honey has a number of different usages:

Honey is highly perishable and is best kept in a Refrigerator.

How to use:

  • To throw honey as a bait that attracts creatures and calms Leedsichthys, honey must be used via hot-bar (any slot).
  • To eat honey, select honey in your inventory, then consume.
  • To give honey to somebody in front of you, select honey in your inventory, then drop. Honey dropped this way becomes a package.

Gathering[edit | edit source]

It is gathered from a Bee Hive that is produced by a tamed Giant Bee.

Honey can also be gathered from wild bee hives, on a fifteen minute timer. Use caution, as the Giant bees could potentially come out of the harvested hive.

Honey can also be harvested with a Dire Bear at twice the normal rate without harming the hive or aggravating the bees. This is a much better method than harvesting by hand. If accidentally attacked through methods other than Dire Bear, it can act as protection from Giant Bee knocking off.

Honey can also be obtained from the beehives in the Cave of the Bees on the Crystal Isles.


Fishing Comparison[edit | edit source]

Bait Catchable Fish Max Fish Size
Sap Coelacanth 0.94
Leech Blood Coelacanth, Sabertooth Salmon, Piranha 1.88
Giant Bee Honey Coelacanth, Sabertooth Salmon, Piranha 2.4
Unicorn Residue Logo Mobile.svg Leedsichthys N/A
Ancient Amber Logo Mobile.svg Coelacanth, Sabertooth Salmon, Piranha

Spoil times[edit | edit source]

ContainerSpoiling Time
Player Inventory 20m
Tamed Dino 1h 20m
Preserving Bin 3h 20m
Bee Hive 15d 6h 40m
Smokehouse Primitive Plus Icon.png 5h
Refrigerator 1d 9h 20m

For more information, see Spoilage.

Video Tutorial[edit | edit source]

A quick tutorial on how to make a bee trap to get honey easier in the Redwoods.

Notes / Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Real honey doesn't spoil so long as it is kept dry.
  • Honey might give more health than prime meat in custom recipes, but it is still outclassed by the other cooked meats because they can stack.
  • It is possible to reset the spoil timer on honey and store it indefinitely by placing it on a fishing rod

References[edit | edit source]