Bees make honey by converting nectar into simple sugars that are easily and quickly absorbed into their bloodstream. Thus, honey provides instant energy and helps in any digestive disorders. The honey is made by collecting nectar from flowers. Nectar is similar to honey, but more watery. The bees gather the sweet, sticky nectar from flowers. They then mix the nectar with a chemical they make in their bodies.
After traveling from flower to flower and removing the rich nectar, the bees store it briefly to mix with their enzymes, and then deposit the honey in their hives. Throughout the ages, honey has been recognized as a natural premium food - a storehouse of nutritional goodness and easily digestible.
Workers use their wings to fan the honey in order to speed up the evaporation, so that the honey becomes thicker. Once it is thick enough, a wax cap is put on the comb until the bees come back later to eat it. Worker bees that eat ordinary honey live only four to six weeks.
Honey is therefore created by harvesting the nectar from a variety of flowers, taking it back to the hive where it is converted into honey, and extracting the excess moisture and mixing it with enzymes (chemicals) from glands in bees' bodies. The bees actually suck up the nectar with their long tongues, and store it in a special honey stomach (called the crop). When complete, the bees store the honey in the hexagonal wax honeycomb and seal it with wax to keep it clean and pure.