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Posted: 9/28/2004 11:44:29 AM EST
Can you make honey at home, or do you have to have some bees?
Link Posted: 9/28/2004 11:45:14 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/28/2004 11:45:26 AM EST by mtechgunman]
me thinks one needs bees.



Link Posted: 9/28/2004 11:46:18 AM EST

Originally Posted By killingmachine123:
Can you make honey at home, or do you have to have some bees?




You're joking, right?

Bees or none at all. It's the only way.
Link Posted: 9/28/2004 11:46:35 AM EST
Thats what we figured, but we thought that if anyone would know it would be ARFCOM!
Link Posted: 9/28/2004 11:46:53 AM EST
yeah what the hell i'm going with bee's too.
Link Posted: 9/28/2004 11:51:31 AM EST

How do Bees Make Honey?

Honeybees use nectar to make honey. Nectar is almost 80% water with some complex sugars. In fact, if you have ever pulled a honeysuckle blossom out of its stem, nectar is the clear liquid that drops from the end of the blossom. In North America, bees get nectar from flowers like clovers, dandelions, berry bushes and fruit tree blossoms. They use their long, tubelike tongues like straws to suck the nectar out of the flowers and they store it in their "honey stomachs". Bees actually have two stomachs, their honey stomach which they use like a nectar backpack and their regular stomach. The honey stomach holds almost 70 mg of nectar and when full, it weighs almost as much as the bee does. Honeybees must visit between 100 and 1500 flowers in order to fill their honeystomachs.

The honeybees return to the hive and pass the nectar onto other worker bees. These bees suck the nectar from the honeybee's stomach through their mouths. These "house bees" "chew" the nectar for about half an hour. During this time, enzymes are breaking the complex sugars in the nectar into simple sugars so that it is both more digestible for the bees and less likely to be attacked by bacteria while it is stored within the hive. The bees then spread the nectar throughout the honeycombs where water evaporates from it, making it a thicker syrup. The bees make the nectar dry even faster by fanning it with their wings. Once the honey is gooey enough, the bees seal off the cell of the honeycomb with a plug of wax. The honey is stored until it is eaten. In one year, a colony of bees eats between 120 and 200 pounds of honey.

Link Posted: 9/28/2004 11:51:36 AM EST
Honey is made of bee poo....
Link Posted: 9/28/2004 11:55:29 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/28/2004 12:05:24 PM EST
Well since honey is bee spit --
I guess you need bees.
Link Posted: 9/28/2004 12:21:02 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/28/2004 12:30:46 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/28/2004 12:33:20 PM EST
To make your own honey at home, first you have to build a teleportation machine as in "The Fly" with Vincent price.

Then put your most troublesome child in the machine along with a fat honey bee and teleport him across the room.

Take your new creation to the Florist shop late at night and let your child indulge in the flowers. Take him home and have him vomit into a bucket. You now have your own homemade honey.

-Nick Viejo.
Link Posted: 9/28/2004 12:42:12 PM EST
From the title, I thought this was about pie.
Link Posted: 9/28/2004 12:53:25 PM EST

Originally Posted By PokeChoke:

Originally Posted By killingmachine123:
Can you make honey at home, or do you have to have some bees?




You're joking, right?

Bees or none at all. It's the only way.



In my left hand, I have "12 year old" in my right I have insitagor from the DU.....which hand do you choose?
Link Posted: 9/28/2004 1:49:50 PM EST
You don't "make" honey,you collect it if you have bees or can find some. The bees do the "makeing".
Link Posted: 9/28/2004 1:54:18 PM EST

Originally Posted By killingmachine123:
Can you make honey at home, or do you have to have some bees?



That is like asking me if I can build you a dog.
Link Posted: 9/28/2004 2:35:49 PM EST

Originally Posted By KA3B:
Honey is made of bee poo....




Bee backwash
Link Posted: 9/28/2004 2:39:26 PM EST

Originally Posted By EagleArmsHBAR:

Originally Posted By killingmachine123:
Can you make honey at home, or do you have to have some bees?



That is like asking me if I can build you a dog.



Enough with the questions, can you build the damn dog or not?
Link Posted: 9/28/2004 2:51:36 PM EST

Originally Posted By Rabid_Coyote:

Originally Posted By EagleArmsHBAR:

Originally Posted By killingmachine123:
Can you make honey at home, or do you have to have some bees?



That is like asking me if I can build you a dog.



Enough with the questions, can you build the damn dog or not?



Yes but I am on backorder for parts, check back in 3 weeks.
Link Posted: 9/28/2004 3:22:55 PM EST
All through my childhood the guy who owned the empty house next door kept numerous bee hives there. Our "compensation" for having to put up with his bees was an endless supply of the fresh honey he processed on his own equipment in the backyard.

Since I only stepped on one bee during my entire childhood we thought it was a pretty sweet deal!
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