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F.D.D from, asked:

Is honey made from bee vomit?

and we said:

Well, in a sense, yes, honey is made from bee vomit.
Honey is made out of nectar and pollen - which come from flowers - and 'excretions' which come from bees. The only way the bees can actually get the nectar into their nest so they can make it into honey is by swallowing it and carrying it in their crops (which are sort of like our stomachs). They then regurgitate it (which means they throw it up) and mix it with some stuff, removing a lot of the liquid in it and it becomes honey which they use to feed their young and each other. And of course, we like it too! (and it's also not close to the most disgusting thing we eat!!)
Here is some more information about honey formation...
Here is a list of the things in honey:
Here is another nice commercial site with some background information on honey and even recipes!
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