Honey as a Functional Food for Apis mellifera.

@article{Berenbaum2020HoneyAA,
  title={Honey as a Functional Food for Apis mellifera.},
  author={May R. Berenbaum and Bernarda Calla},
  journal={Annual review of entomology},
  year={2020}
}
Although nectar is consumed, primarily as a supplemental food, by a broad range of insects spanning at least five orders, it is processed and stored by only a small number of species, most of which are bees and wasps in the superfamily Apoidea. Within this group, Apis mellifera has evolved remarkable adaptations facilitating nectar processing and storage; in doing so, this species utilizes the end product, honey, for diverse functions with few if any equivalents in other phytophagous insects… 
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