Here are some precisions concerning honey
Honey is a sweet food made by bees foraging nectar from flowers or honeydew, it is composed of 181 elements but is mainly monosaccharides fructose and glucose. Water, pollen, vitamins, amino acids and trace elements are also found in honey.
Pollination is the fertilization of angiosperm plant ( plants with flower who produces fruits ) and the gymnosperm plant ( seed plants ). The process of fertilization is the transportation from the anther ( male organ ) to the stigma ( female organ ) of the plant. The transport is primarily assured by insects such as bees, butterflies and others, but winds, birds or small rodents also happen to ensure this transport.
Bees are small flying insects, they belong to the hymenoptera class, they are very active workers. They forage food from a flower to another ( pollen, nectar, honeydew, ect. ).
They ensure the best transport of pollen grains for a successful fertilization ( pollination ). A bee can store on one leg, up to 500 000 pollen grains and visit about 250 flowers in only 1 hour.
A beekeeper is a person who keep honeybees and uses commodities of the hive. He can also start his business by selling the bees’s products. On top of collecting the honey, the beekeeper must look after and maintain a healthy and viable environment for the bees, if neglected bees will fly out for a new hive.
Wearing specific garments is required this includes : safety jacket, veil hat, boots, gloves and the integral combinasion for mass manipulations.
Honey products must be kept at room temperature. As time goes by honey will undergo a crystallization phase. This phase is a natural process, caused by the high amount of sugars in honey. Depending on the room’s temperature and the production sources it can take months before the crystallization happens. To break down the honey’s crystallization and have a liquified honey only heat in a bain-marie the crystallized honey and stir until liquified.