25 May '12, 4pm

raw or pure honey | Gorgeously Green

raw or pure honey | Gorgeously Green

In order to make pure honey the honeybee puts its “provis” or long tongue down into the flower and sucks up the nectar as it travels from flower to flower. The bees tongue is built like a straw. When it sucks up the nectar it goes into the honeybee’s sack where it mixes with enzymes (that only the honeybee has) in the honey sack. After the honeybee returns to the hive it passes the nectar from bee to bee and they store the nectar in the honey comb to ripen into the honey we can eat. To produce a single pound of honey, the bees must bring in around 75,000 loads of nectar and then process it. This could take many, many days. Bees are constantly going back and forth from plant to plant and then back to the hive. On their way back they are carrying 85% of their weight in nectar! A busy bee hive can product up to 300 pounds of honey in a single season.

Full article: http://www.gorgeouslygreen.com/blog/raw-or-pure-honey/

Tweets

Freedom Watch: Not a Single Democrat Voted in F...

organicconsumers.org 25 May '12, 6pm

For related articles and more information, please visit OCA's Politics and Democracy page and our Healthy Raw Milk page . ...

Common Pesticide Makes Honey Bees Picky Eaters | Care2 Causes

Common Pesticide Makes Honey Bees Picky Eaters ...

care2.com 27 May '12, 9pm

A new study offers further evidence about the dangerous effects of pesticides on honey bees . Biologists at the University...