How Do Bees Make Honey?

How Do Bees Make Honey? This is how bees make honey.


You are having some delicious honey and you are thinking to yourself: How do bees make honey? Here is a simplified explanation of how bees make honey:

First the bees travel from flower to flower and collect nectar that they store in their storage stomachs on the way back to the hive. Note: the storage stomach is different from the digestive stomach.

Secondly, the bees take the nectar back to the hive and the worker bees at home suck the nectar out of the stomach and chew on it for a while to process it, and then spit it out and spread it around the honeycomb (bee pantry) for water to evaporate by using their wings as fans.

Third, after the all the water has evaporated, it becomes thick as syrup and it is called honey! Now that the honey is done, the bees simply plug up the honeycomb with wax until they need to eat it.

This is not 'the talk' you have with your kids about birds and bees, but itís interesting to note that flowers have nectar to encourage bees and other creatures to visit them and spread their pollen. Nectar is a kind of sweet sugar water. Yum!




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