Bees producing honey
© J. Debru
Honey is produced by bees from the nectar of flowers.
Using enzymes produced in their gut, bees transform the nectar they collect into sugar
on their flight back to the hive.
Back to the hive, they place the sugar into wax cells where it is concentrated by specialist bees
during an in- and regurgitation process and a ventilation created by their wings.
The cell is then closed by the operculum, a wax film produced by special glands of yet another category of bees.