Getting Into Honey's Beeswax
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Getting Into Honey's Beeswax

Published
Mar 11, 2021
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You won't beelieve the cost of nature's liquid gold
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According to all known laws of aviation, there is no way a bee should be able to fly, let alone be a master of collecting pollen and nectar. Known for their incredible collaboration as a colony, bees are one of the world's most influential animals, pollinating over 80% of the world's plants, including over 90 types of agricultural crops.

Known for their incredible collaboration as a colony, bees are one of the world’s most influential animals, pollinating over 80% of the world’s plants, including over 90 types of agricultural crops. They help support a wide variety of wildlife through pollination, creating natural habitats for birds, insects, and mammals.

But they are probably most famous for creating a natural golden treasure — honey.

For over 13,000 years, honey has played a significant cultural role: from being used as an offering to the gods in Ancient Egypt to a form of currency in the 11th century for buying goods. Societies across the globe look to the honeybee as a sign of fertility, using honey to represent wealth in both their religion and their bellies.

Outside of tasty dishes and sweets, honey also influenced modern companies like Bumble (a dating app focused on women being in charge, alluding to a queen bee) and Honey (the coupon company to help find sweet deals).

Let's see what the buzz is all about.

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