Wednesday, 6 April 2016
How bees make honey!
Bees are a small flying insects that collect and gather nectar from blooming flowers to take back to their hive to turn into honey.
For bees to get the sugary juice (nectar) by sucking it in with their tongues. They store the nectar in their honey stomach which is different from their normal food stomach. Then when they have enough they fly back to the hive.
When they get back to the hive they pass the nectar through their mouths to other bees who chew the nectar for half an hour, until it eventually turns into honey.
After that they put it in honeycomb cells, the honey will probably still be wet so they dry the honey by flapping their wings and to make the honey more sticky. Then when they’re done the close the cells with a wax lid to keep it fresh and clean.
Today, There are more than 20,000 species of bees in the world. Bees are pretty intelligent species because they collect the nectar from the blossoming flowers then take it back to the hive to pass it on to other bees to chew, then it eventually turns to honey. After that they store it in honeycomb cells and cover it with wax lids to keep it fresh.