Thursday, July 11, 2013
Teamwork!You may be wondering how Honey is actually made. Flowers provide the bees with nectar. Once the bees find the best nectar source, the bees will travel to about 50 to 100 flowers each time they leave the hive to fill their honey sacs. The honey sac is like our stomachs. Once the honey sac is filled the bees return to the hive to hand the nectar off to the worker bees. The worker bees deposit the wax cell into the the honeycomb.
Did you know the honeycomb was made by bees as well? The bees have glands on their stomachs
that makes the beewax. The bees then work together to shape the wax into connected hexagons to make the comb. Teamwork is a big part of the bees job.Bees take the role of "Worker Bees" so that the work can get done quickly nad efficiently.
Once the worker bees tranfer the honey into the cells, the bees top each one with a wax cap to seal every full cell. Now the process of making honey is done! The honey is ready to eat - right out of the comb, if you'd like!