Wednesday, 6 April 2016

How bees make honey

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A bee is a flying winged insect that collects nectar from flowers which gets made into honey.

A bee collects nectar by using their long tongues like straws to suck the nectar out of the flowers, they store it in their stomachs and carry it to the beehive. While inside the bee’s stomach for half an hour the nectar gets mixed with all the things inside their belly converting nectar into honey.

When a bee returns to the hive with a full belly of honey it passes the nectar to another bee by passing the liquid into the other bee's mouth. This process is repeated until the partially digested nectar is finally deposited into a honeycomb.

Once in the comb, nectar is still a sticky liquid it is nothing like the thick honey you buy. To get all the extra water out of their honey, bees set to work fanning the honeycomb with their wings in an effort to speed up the process of evaporation.

In the summertime bees work way harder than us they literally work till they die. I think bees are better builders than the us because they make a lot of structures that are very fascinating like a honeycomb.

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