Honey is one of the most beneficial, naturally occurring products in the world. And man is it delicious melted in some butter and slathered on fresh-baked rolls! Besides food, honey is also used for therapeutic and medicinal purposes, as well as cosmetic reasons.

So what’s the process that sticky sweet substance goes through to end up on a kitchen table in a Winnie the Pooh jar? It starts with a colony consisting of up to 60,000 bees, including worker bees and a queen bee. The queen bee produces eggs at a rapid pace while the female worker bees do most of the work making honey. Only the worker bees can sting, and do so when threatened. However, once they sting, they go to honeybee heaven. A colony of bees is extremely organized and works hard to produce the honey we use. For example, honeybees have to make about ten million trips to collect enough nectar for production of one pound of honey.