NORTH DAKOTA

HONEY INDUSTRY

490,000
BEE COLONIES IN ND LAST YEAR
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ND IS TOP PRODUCING HONEY STATE IN AMERICA
DID YOU KNOW?

BEEKEEPERS WITH 5 OR MORE BEE COLONIES PRODUCED 34.7 BILLION POUNDS OF HONEY LAST YEAR!

HOW HONEY IS MADE

  1. Bees collect nectar/pollen that is then stored in the special honey stomach
  2. When the bee’s stomach is full, the bee returns to the hive
  3. It is delivered to a bee in the hive and it is passed from one bee’s mouth to another and they chew on the nectar and it is passed from bee to bee until it is made into honey
  4. The bees then store it in honeycomb and fan it with their wings to make it more sticky
  5. When the honey is ready, they seal the honeycomb with a wax seal