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Take It From a Bee Guy: Honey Is Not 'Bee Vomit'

Foraging honey bees return to the hive to share nectar, which the house bees will turn into honey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Take it from the bee scientists. Honey is NOT vomit. That incongruous belief that “Honey is bee vomit” is resurfacing on a number of YouTube channels, opinion pieces and other Internet posts. It's usually said with great glee: “Honey...

Posted on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 8:00 AM

Why Honey Is Neither Bee Vomit Nor Bee Barf

Honey is a special treat fresh off the frame. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"Honey is bee vomit!" "Honey is bee barf!" How many times have you heard that? Strong-willed arguments flash rapidly, pointedly and furiously, much like guard bees defending their colony in the fall from would-be robbers.  Just when you think...

Posted on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 3:52 PM
Tags: bee barf (2), bee vomit (2), Eric Mussen (2), honey (2), honey bee guru (1), UC Davis (1)
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