Honey is a food, usually found in viscous and sugary liquid, which is produced by bees from the nectar of plants collected and processed by the digestive enzymes of these insects, being stored in combs in their hives to serve them food.
Honey has always been used as food by man, obtained initially extractive way and often dangerous way of hives. Over the centuries, man has learned to capture swarms and install them in "artificial hives." Through the development and improvement of management techniques, could increase the production of honey and extract it without damaging the hive. With the "domestication" of bees for honey production, then we have the beginning of beekeeping. Currently, besides honey, we can get many products such as bee pollen, royal jelly, bee venom and the wax. Besides the production and marketing of queens and in some cases of swarms and offspring.
Honey is the only sweet product that contains protein and many minerals and vitamins essential to our health. In addition to high energy, has known medicinal properties, being a food recognized antibacterial action.