Honey is a widely known natural food that produced by the bees. The collecting bees sucked the nectar from the flowers and store it in the second stomach then return to the hive for worker bees to digest the raw nectar for about 30 minutes using enzymes to break up the complex sugars into simpler ones. Then it spread into empty honeycomb cells to eliminate the water and transform the sugars to obtain honey. Once the honey is processed, the cells of the honeycomb are sealed with beeswax for preservation.
If the honey comes from one type of flower, then it is called mono-flower honey. Such as acacia honey, milkvetch honey, linden honey, loquat honey, orange honey, chaste tree honey, sunflower honey and buckwheat honey etc. Among them, the most well know and abundant honey is the multi-flower honey, which is a mixture of the nectar from different flowers. It is also named according to its color, such as extra white honey, extra light amber honey (ELA), light amber honey (LA) and amber.
As a natural food rich in nutrition and sweet in flavor, besides water, honey mainly contains sugar, vitamins, mineral substances, amino acid and ferment.