Honey is Bee Vomit, Legit? Absolutely Not, Honeybee has 2 Stomachs!
Is is really true that honey is bee vomit?
Some people asked why this has never been mentioned in the website and that they would never eat the vomit of bees.
Honey is not bee vomit. It is perceived as vomit as it comes out from the bee’s mouth. But it is not. The bee sucks and collects the nectar from flowers using its long proboscis and store it in its special stomach or “honey stomach” separate from its true stomach for digestion. It then secretes enzymes into the nectar, converting it into honey that has healing properties.
Look at the image below, the bee has two stomachs. Honey is made and stored in a special, exclusive, and relatively big reservoir!
Honey Bee Anatomy
The bee makes this special stomach a precious sweet liquid that can never be replicated in the most advanced laboratories. I always believe this:
“The best labs can create synthetic liquids that look and taste like real honey and even have the same glucose-fructose molecular structure, but NEVER can they fake something that works the same as real honey for our health and well-being. Because the bees have added a MYSTERIOUS GOODNESS of their own that can never be comprehended by the most ingenious mind or counterfeited by the most advanced technology.”
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* Bee Pollen
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8. Little ‘lectures’ and demonstrations by Superbee, in response to the question ‘How is Honey Made?’ during a group tour in Goldcoast, Australia: How do Bees Make Honey?