Bee Bread, Anyone?

This little worker bee is busy making bee bread!

The Process: Pollen is collected by the forager bees and returned to the hive. Once it is placed into cells, the worker bees use their heads to firmly pack it in place. Honey, nectar or glandular secretions are added to the pollen. This layering process continues until the cell is 3/4 of the way full.

The cell is then topped off with a layer of sweet honey and left to ferment into bee bread. Bee bread is a high-protein food source for growing larvae and the bees. Bon appétit!

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