Friday, July 3, 2009

Friday Fun Farm Facts

Flowers and other blossoming plants have nectarines that produce sugary nectar. Worker bees suck up the nectar and water and store it in a special honey stomach. When the stomach is full the bee returns to the hive and puts the nectar in an empty honeycomb. Natural chemicals from the bees head glands and the evaporation of th water from the nectar change the nectar into honey.

In one day a honey bee can fly 12 miles and pollinate up to 10,000 flowers.

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