A lot of us have heard this: Honey is bee vomit. Is this true? It is, in a way.
Why is it said that honey is bee vomit?
Worker bees allocate nectar and H20 in their “honey sacs” ( a distension of their esophagus) also called “honey stomach”. In this honey sac the nectar begins its transformation into honey and once a bee reaches the hive, it regurgitates this substances and deposits them into the honeycomb. The nectar is the food for adult bees, and when it is transformed into honey it becomes reserve food for the hive.
When bees return to the hive with a full honey sac, they spill the nectar on the honey sac of younger bees who have the task of storing it in special cells that are sealed with caution where it completes the transformation into honey, and when this process is completed bees proceed to add a little of their own poison, making honey having a very long shelf life naturally.