I have been playing 1.15 snapshots, and I've realised there really isn't that much that honey actually DOES in survival. Yes, the Honey Block is VERY useful in redstone contraptions, but for the average survival player, there really isn't much incentive to farm bees.
Firstly, I had to travel 1000 blocks to even find a nest. I had to wait for the bees to come out so I could put them in love mode and breed them. Then I had to wait several minutes for them to grow up, so I could use more flowers to breed more bees. After a long while, the nest was FINALLY full enough for me to get honey. This required a campfire in order not to anger the bees. And in the end... what was it all for?
A not great food source that doesn't even stack to 64...
Why would I ever want to make a bee farm to mass-obtain honey bottles, which only stack to 16, when I could be farming beef or pork, a far superior food source that stacks to 64. Unless I'm going to build my house out of honeycomb blocks, which is unlikely.
So why not give this an extra use? A honey bottle can be brewed into a Potion of Health Boost! As it is powerful, its effect should be rather short-lived. Say, 45 seconds. If its "longer effect" is 8/3 the base effect time, its longer counterpart would be 2 minutes. Like most potions, glowstone can be used to make Health Boost II potion but burns out twice as fast.
This would give incentive for survival players to farm and breed bees, and make honey items actually useful for the survival player.
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