1. Does honey go bad?
c. It can if it is not stored properly
d. It will crystallize but it is still edible
d., After some time is will crystalize but if you heat it up, then it will go back to its former state.
2. How much surplus honey does an average colony make per year?
c, This might not seem like a lot but keep in mind that it takes the bee 55,000 miles to make one pound.
You have probably had honey in your tea or in different snacks or cough drops. Honey probably added some sweetness to what you were eating. You might think that you know lot about honey but, let's see how much you really know with a honey quiz
Do you think that all bees can make honey? Wrong! Only some bees make it! The most common bee to make honey is a honey bee. Most bees only eat pollen but honey bees eat pollen and honey. The reason bees make honey is so they can eat it over the long winter and honey gives them a lot of energy to fly for miles. Honeybees are on every continent except Antarctica.
Where Does Honey Come From?
With 2 tablespoons of honey a bee can fly around the world!
Ancient Egyptians and Honey
For ancient egyptian, honey was a big part of their cultural and religious ceremonies. They kept beehives in many temples and gave honey to the gods as an offering. To them is was “the food of gods”. Even though they had honey from the hives, they liked wild honey better. Honey was also used for medical purposes. They put honey on their wound and mixed sesame honey and milk for breathing problems.