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How is honey made?


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March 09, 2018 4:47AM

Honey is the sweet syrupy liquid produced by bees to eat when other food is scarce or the weather is too cold. The bees drink nectar from flowers and it gets ingested into what is called the "honey stomach", where the nectar is regurgitated and re-ingested many times, much like a cow chews cud. The bees then expel the digested nectar into honeycomb, then partially dehydrate it by flapping their wings over its surface. After awhile, a beekeeper will cut open the honeycomb and honey is then extracted from the comb.