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What do bees make honey from (pollen or nectre)? What do they use the other for? I have heard there are bees that make honey from decaying flesh. Is this true?


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Sorry for the delayed reply, I hope this is still useful. Bees use nectar to make honey, and gather pollen for brood production - it has more protein. They feed developing queens on a mixture of the two. I don't know of any way honey could be made from decacying flesh, there would be no substantial amount of sugar.

J. Elliott


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