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Giant Bee Honey
Giant Bee Honey
A delicious and nutritious snack, useful for luring creatures to a trap or for fishing.
Consumable (values pertain to Humans)
Stack size
Spoils in
Added in
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

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


Honey has a number of different usages:

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

Honey can be preserved indefinitely by attaching it to a fishing rod.

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.


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

They can also be harvested in mass quantities in The Emerald Forest in Valguero due to Hive Stacking even resulting in it becoming performance intensive from the swarm of drones. Due to this and the health drain, a Dire Bear is essential for harvesting. Destroying it afterwards is often pointless as the Stack will just respawn over time, but a Flamethrower (Scorched Earth) Flamethrower (Scorched Earth) seems to be the most effective (killing the Queen Bees in the process).

Honey can also be obtained from the beehives in the Cave of the Bees on the Crystal Isles(will aggro nearby bees), and from the honey cache on Vannaland on Fjordur. Harvesting honey these ways will not spawn extra bees to attack the survivor.


Fishing Comparison[]

Bait Catchable Fish Max Fish Size
Sap Sap Coelacanth Coelacanth 0.94
Leech Blood Leech Blood Coelacanth Coelacanth, Sabertooth Salmon Sabertooth Salmon, Piranha Piranha 1.88
Giant Bee Honey Giant Bee Honey Coelacanth Coelacanth, Sabertooth Salmon Sabertooth Salmon, Piranha Piranha 2.4
Unicorn Residue (Mobile) Unicorn Residue (ARK: Survival Evolved Mobile) Leedsichthys Leedsichthys N/A
Ancient Amber (Mobile) Ancient Amber (ARK: Survival Evolved Mobile) Coelacanth Coelacanth, Sabertooth Salmon Sabertooth Salmon, Piranha Piranha

Spoil times[]

ContainerSpoiling Time
Human Player Inventory 20m
Triceratops Tamed Dino 1h 20m
Preserving Bin Preserving Bin 3h 20m
Bee Hive Bee Hive 15d 6h 40m
Smokehouse (Primitive Plus) Smokehouse (Primitive Plus) 5h
Refrigerator Refrigerator 1d 9h 20m

For more information, see Spoilage.

Video Tutorial[]

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

Notes / Trivia[]

  • 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.