<p class="bodycopy"><span lang="EN-US">There are plenty of reasons to love honey; its golden colour, its floral sweetness, the way it drizzles from a spoon, the variety of honey flavours and styles.&#160; I could go on and on.&#160; Including all of the above reasons, we love honey because it is made by bees.&#160; Without bees, pollination rates would plummet and many of our beloved fruit and vegetable crops would suffer.&#160; </span></p> <p class="bodycopy"><span lang="EN-US">Honey serves as a sweet reminder that the bees are hard at work collecting nectar for their young and in the process, the movement between flowers to ingest as much nectar as possible results in pollen distribution.</span></p> <p class="bodycopy"><span lang="EN-US">Once the bees collect the flower nectar, they dehydrate it and store the honey&#160;</span>in honeycombs in their hives.&#160; Honey is used as a food source for growing bees and sustains the hive.</p> <p class="bodycopy"><span lang="EN-US">Honey is produced by a few species of bees, but primarily by honeybees.&#160; In the wild, honeybees inhabit hollowed areas like tree trunks and abandoned structures.</span></p> <p class="bodycopy"><span lang="EN-US">Beekeepers, or apiarists, tend to hives in man-made bee boxes and collect the honey by removing the honeycomb from the hives and extracting it using equipment that spins the honeycomb frames to force the honey out.&#160; &#160;</span></p> <p class="bodycopy"><span lang="EN-US">Honey is shelf-stable and does not expire, so it can be enjoyed by bees and humans forever!</span></p>