You can, it's just that there were SO MANY OF THEM. Seriously. It was two hives that ONLY HAD KILLER BEES. No normal bees. At all. I had such a nice base going. Lots of farms, a few hiveboxes, lots of beefalo around...
-You can plant butterflies if you catch them, and they become flowers. If you have ~4 bee boxes, a beekeeper's hat and lots of flowers around, you can get over 20 honey every day. If you have beefalo/rabbits around, that makes for some really fancy dinners;
-Carry a log suit and a spear at all times;
-Fuck rare fruits/vegetables. Stick with carrots/eggplants and get some berry bushes (you need to fertilize them once). They fill you up a lot more. Also skip popcorn. Normal corn is better;
-Multiple crock pots.