This is a class blog for the year 7 and year 8 students from room 7 at Reremoana School. They will share some of their work and experiences, or even something that is important to them. Please feel free to read, if you wish to comment, let it it be constructive.
Tuesday, 5 April 2016
How Bees Make Honey :P
Honey is a sweet food made by bees foraging for nectar that comes from a varieties of different Flowers.
Honey begins as flower nectar, which is collected by the bees, They suck up the nectar from the Flowers and it goes into their Honey Stomach. It takes up to 60,000 bees , flying at about 55,000 miles and collecting nectar from more than 2 million flowers just to create 1 pound of Honey.
Once enough honey has been Collected ,the bees store it in their Honey stomach then is naturally broken down into simple sugars then mixed with enzymes ,then passed to another bee’s mouth. This process is continually repeated until the nectar becomes partly digested and is then deposited into a honeycomb. The special design of the honeycomb, combined with continual fanning by the bees' wings, causing the water in the nectar to evaporate, then creating the sweet liquid we all know as honey.
Honey is a very sticky substance created from Nectar that we put on toast , in medicine , for sores and wounds and to reduce allergy symptoms . So we technically