Honey is a sweet, viscous food substance made by bees. Bees produce honey from the sugary secretions of plants (floral nectar) or from secretions of other insects (such as honeydew), by regurgitation, enzymatic action and water evaporation.
- Bees store honey in wax structures called honeycombs.
- Honey gets its sweetness from the fructose and glucose
- It has attractive chemical properties for baking and a distinctive flavour when used as a sweetener
- Most microbes do not grow in honey, so sealed honey does not spoil, even after thousands of years.