Honey starts off as nectar in flowers. Plants create glorious flowers and sweet nectar to entice bees to the plant. The bees drink the nectar and collect pollen from the flower. As bees move from flower to flower, some of the collected pollen is left at the next plant. The transported pollen enters the new flower and the plant is able to reproduce. Bees work as the plants' courier and their payment is the energy packed nectar, and nutrient and protein rich pollen.

Flower parts

Back in the beehive the bees produce and add several enzymes to the nectar and adjust the water content. This allows the nectar to ripen into honey. Millions of years have shaped flowers, bees and honey into the most evolved and beneficial source of energy possible. As honey, the food energy is in a stable form. It can keep indefinitely without spoilage. In fact, honey is a powerful antimicrobial agent!