This "forgetfulness" is easily explained: in the list of honey producers, you can find only three points. First place belongs to the honey bee, the second position bumblebees, completes the short list of Mexican honey wasp, one of the wasp tribe are well adapted to the production of honey.

The most advanced scholars of the insect world will add a fourth paragraph, thinking about the honey ants. Part of working individuals of these types of stores in a carbohydrate, serving as a pantry of food for the inhabitants of an anthill in the hungry time of the year. Nothing to do with the honey content ants-barrels, except the sweet taste, of course not.
The Australian aborigines, for example, such ants drives the carbs included in the diet as a gourmet delicacy.

Bumblebee honey

The second place is given to the bees for one reason — they all collect nectar and pollen. But the Bumble bee taste of honey remains a mystery to most people. Experts comfort: the pleasure of tasting of the product stored by bees in tiny semblances of kegs for eating babies, larvae, small. In addition, the volume of honey produced bumblebee family, just miserable.

The result is a hornet's labor watery and is similar to sugar syrup, but richer in inclusions of pollen and nectar. Due to this fact the size of the proboscis of the insect — it penetrates into the flowers of plants, inaccessible to the bees. It is established that the share of mineral substances, protein and sucrose as part of the "syrup" above in half to two times than that of the bees. But diastase (one of the most valuable enzymes) in bumblebee collection, obtained on one with the bees the plot will be less than 4-8 times.

Wasp honey

This rare product is familiar to those who have never been to the American continent: it is known in the US state of Texas, most common in Brazil and Mexico, and from time immemorial is one of the favourite sweets of Indians-natives. Wasps, storing the nectar in their paper nests, somewhat similar habits of the bees leave the stinger in the victim, swarming, use sweet stocks for feeding offspring.

The same process that the bees in honey production there: wasp product: nectar with pollen, ripening in wasp combs. However, it is a good honey — very sweet, though, and crystallizing faster than a bee. But we should remember that the wasps collect nectar and pollen from poisonous plants, for example, a dope, a treat can cause serious poisoning.


Most know about the most familiar and beloved product of bee activity, requiring a clarification on insect-plant for the residents of most countries of the world. One of its main advantages — high content of easily digestible fructose and glucose resulting from the decomposition of sucrose. Not less valuable the presence of vitamins, valuable enzymes, bioactive substances, trace elements.

The body's need for honey modest: adult only 2 tablespoons, child — 2 teaspoons a day. Effect from regular use of this small amount of bee gift just magical, not less than beneficial impact on skin and hair as a nourishing mask.
Experienced growers claim that even the cuttings, soaked in water with a little honey (teaspoon per liter), best rooted.

The benefits of honey are undeniable, the demand and the price of it and other bee products, do not fall, and this fact is the cause for all sorts of fraud. It is extremely difficult to recognize how well the acquisition. On the properties of honey is affected by a number of factors that even a single failure in the chain of the process of obtaining medical apiproducts, can give a negative result. Therefore, you should refuse to buy honey from random people.