How do bees make honey?
Bees sack nectar and pollen from flowers. But how they convert it to the sweet paste called honey is not very clear to many of us. To complicate the matter, how the bees preserve the honey to stay fresh is another rocket science.
The Guardian explains exhaustively how the female bees, called work bees unreash their workmanship ( or workwomanship this error of female empowerment) to come up with one of the world's masterpieces when it comes to manufacturing of quality products.
First, the female bees that lives no more than three weeks of its whole life sucks nectar and pollen from some flowering plants and stores it in the 'nectar' stomach. Please note that these bees have nectar stomach and food stomach. It then flies all the way to the beehive using inbuilt God- given GPS to the hive. It 'vomits' it into the mouth of another work bee inside the hive. This work bee chews it up and hands it over to the next. The process is repeated by about six work bees and by then, the concortion has turned to the honey we know.
Now in between the bees chewing the thing like the Meru guys and their miraa, they add a chemical that will preserve the honey. Even if you harvest some honey and keep it in a drum, it may change color but it will remain fresh for many days.
Chemists with PHDs say needs are more educated than them. Bees use enzymes to change the nectar to honey. They add more than 180 components which are beneficial to our health. Thus regular consumption of this Mother Nature product can increase our lives here on earth.
But cons mix ship sugar with bananas and add food color and claim it's honey. Be sure where your get your honey from.
Care for the bees.
Let us take care of forests and bees. Put out fires that can damage trees and use chemicals sparingly, sympathise with the bee as she looks for food in the flowers you are spraying.
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