Get a glimpse of this heart-pounding way of harvesting honey

Before we are able to put honey in our tea or use it as a spread on our food, it undergoes a lot of process before we can consume it. From harvesting up to our tables, you won’t believe how honey is collected and made.

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Bees produce a thick, golden liquid made from the sugar liquid called nectar which comes from the flowers of plants which is saved by the bees in their hive for consumption. Nectar is the liquid which is collected by bees in the flowers of plants using their long, tube-shaped tongue or proboscis which is then stored in the bees’ “crop” or their extra stomach, according to Livescience.

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The process of turning nectar into honey requires the enzymes inside the bees’ bodies for preservation. The bees pass the nectar from their stomach to other bees until the nectar is deposited into a honey comb. The deposited nectar in the honey comb is a viscous liquid like the texture of honey on our dining tables. Bees use their wings to speed up the evaporation process of water in the nectar by fanning the honeycomb with their wings. They seal it after most water is lost and eventually hardens into beeswax.

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The bees store their honey inside their hives. This is where the people harvest the honey. Given that the honey is inside the hive, harvesting it can be really hard especially with the bees surrounding it and inside the hive. A video was uploaded in a social media network which features a man harvesting a honey from a beehive.

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It can be seen in the video that a man wearing protective gears from head to toe to prevent getting stung by thousands of bees. It can also be seen in the video that the man bravely scrapes off the bees from the hive so he can harvest the honey that the bees are guarding. It can also be noticed in the viral video that the man is collecting honey way up high in a tree.

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This video of a man bravely harvesting honey caught the attention of many netizens. Collecting honey is already hard given that the bees may sting you, but harvesting honey way up high in a tree is pretty much harder. Salute to all the honey harvesters!

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