Topic Reading-Vol.3520-11/30/2021

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Topic Reading-Vol.3520-11/30/2021

英語で世界を知ろう!Topic Reading

2021/11/30 Topic Reading-Vol.3520-11/30/2021

Dear MEL Topic Readers,

Bee gold: Why honey is an insect superfood

Honey is produced by bees but they don’t produce honey for humans. It is produced by bees but also provides bees with nutrition. There are approximately 20,000 bee species, which live in different places and collect different nectar. From different nectar, different honey is produced. Thus, floral diversity is crucial for bees’ nutrition and health. For instance, if a sick bee is offered different varieties of honey, it will choose the one that provides the best remedy. While we humans only enjoy different flavors and tastes of honey, the survival and society of bees totally depend on the component of honey they produce from the nectar they have access to. And the floral diversity has been severely affected by global warming and the destruction of nature by humans. Will there be much fewer bee species in the near future? Will there also be fewer kinds of honey available for humans?

Enjoy learning about physical, mechanical, and chemical works that make nectar from pollan, and then nectar to honey in the beehive.

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