GK Question “How Honey Is Made By Bees?” general knowledge book English 2021 current affairs quiz and answers for class 7, 8, 9, 10, 12 students Exam.

How Honey Is Made By Bees?

We know bees make honey. Honey serves them as food. The entire process of making honey is linked with storing food, for the bees colony.

The bees first of all visits flowers, drink nectar, carry it home it home in the honey sac. This is a bag like enlargement of the digestive tract of bee. It is located just in front of bee’s stomach. There is a valve that separates this section from stomach.

The initial action is taken in the sac on the nectar for making honey. The sugars in nectar undergo a chemical change. In the second stage large part of water from the nectar is removed. This is done by evaporation. For this heat is provided by hive coupled with ventilation.

The optimum quantity of water is removed from the original nectar during process in honeycomb, it helps to store honey forever. The honey ripens in honey combs and is programmed to serve as future food buffer. There happen situations when bees cannot collect nectar, then, they collect sweet liquids excreted by various bugs or secretions from plants other than nectar.

There are various methods to remove honey from hives. There are processes that squeeze the honey from the hive. Honey is obtained by various methods from the hive. Mostly, honey is re-moved from the combs by a machine called “honey extractor”. This uses, centrifugal force to make the honey leave the comb.

Honeys vary greatly, depending on the flowers from which the nectar came and the environment where the hive is situated. Honey contains an amazing number of substances. Its chief ingredients are two sugars known as Levulose and dextrose. Small amounts of – sucrose (Cave sugar), maltose, dextrins, minerals numerous enzymes, numerous vitamins, proteins and acids.

Honeys differ in colour and flavour, depending on source of nectar there are usually a few plants in the honey producing areas which serve as source of nectar supply. In the Northeast United States, most honey comes from clover, in the west, it may come from alfalfa, in Europe, from heather and so on.

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