Friday, February 15, 2013

Friday Fun: Gross Out!

Everyone knows bees make sweet, syrupy honey, but do you know how? It’s pretty gross. Trust me, you might want to stop reading. Here’s the process:

1. A field bee sucks up nectar from dozens of flowers.
2. Back at the hive, field bee vomits the nectar and a house bee swallows it.
3. Little by little, the house bee regurgitates the sugary puke and rolls it around in her mouth. As the mixture warms up and mixes with bee spit, it thickens into honey.

For more gross facts about our animal neighbors, check out   Animal Grossapedia. But be sure not to read it right after lunch!

1 comment:

  1. OK - I'm sticking with blueberry jam on my toast from now on!