What is honey? Well – as honey bees, bumblebees and solitar y bees all operate a little dif ferently, as far as the honey we consume goes, it is basically the food for the hive or colony.
Honey bees work hard at collecting nectar and pollen from flowers which they bring back to the hive. Some of the nectar will be used to feed the colony and some is deposited in little pockets, creating the honeycomb.
The bees will fan the nectar with their wings, causing it to evaporate and turn into honey, and the worker bees will then produce the wax that is used to seal that little honey pot.
These stores create food for the next generation of bees.