I visited a bee farm last weekend, learned a lot of new things, and of course I asked our fun bee farmer Mr. Jones the same question: why do bees make honey, which I’m always curious about just like you. He told me the bee larvae survive solely on the honey. Being a very social insect that live in a colony, the division of labor is important. Within the hive, a single queen bee rule, with a single purpose to produce the children. The worker bees are the essential elements of the hive function, they do everything from making wax to building the honeycomb, caring for the larvae or young bees, and making the honey. The larvae’s main source of food is the honey that is produced by worker bees, while the bees themselves could feed on nectar and pollen directly from the flowers. The honey keeps the hive going and ensures the continuation of the colony.