How Bees Make Honey

Have you ever wondered how bees make honey, that golden, sweet substance that has been enjoyed by humans for centuries? At Artisan Bees Honey Company, we are passionate about bees and the incredible process by which they create this delectable treat. Join us on a journey to discover the fascinating world of honey production. Shop our best gourmet honey today!

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How Bees Make Honey Infographic
Bee gathering nectar from a flower


It all begins with the bees' diligent and tireless work as they collect nectar from flowers. Bees have a specialized structure called a proboscis that allows them to suck the nectar out of the flowers. They store this nectar in their honey stomach, a separate compartment from their regular stomach.

Bees flying to their hive

Reduction in Water Content

Once the bees have gathered enough nectar, they return to their hive. Inside the hive, they regurgitate the nectar into the mouths of other worker bees, a process known as trophallaxis. This enables the bees to pass the nectar from bee to bee, gradually reducing the water content.

Bees making honey

Fanning of Nectar

The next step is where the magic happens. The bees use their wings to fan the nectar, which speeds up the process of evaporation. As the water content decreases, the sugars in the nectar become more concentrated. Eventually, the nectar transforms into honey.

honey in honey combs

Sealed Honey

To preserve the honey, the bees deposit it into cells made of beeswax. They cap the cells with beeswax to seal in the honey and protect it from moisture and contaminants. This sealed honey will serve as a valuable food source for the bees during times when nectar is scarce, such as winter.


At Artisan Bees Honey Company, we understand the importance of bee health and proper hive management. We take great care in ensuring that our bees have access to bountiful nectar sources and a healthy environment. This allows them to produce the highest quality honey, rich in flavor and nutritional value.

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