Bee Superfood: Exploring Honey's Chemical Complexities : Short Wave Honey bees know a lot about honey, and humans are starting to catch up. Scientists are now looking at how the chemicals in honey affect bee health. With the help of research scientist Bernarda Calla, Short Wave producer Berly Mccoy explains the chemical complexities of honey, how it helps keep honey bees resilient, and what role it may play in saving the bees.

Read Berly's full story on honey in Knowable Magazine: https://bit.ly/3qIXRN3

Bee Superfood: Exploring Honey's Chemical Complexities

Bee Superfood: Exploring Honey's Chemical Complexities

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Honey bees store the nutritious sweet treat in honeycomb.

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Honey bees know a lot about honey, and humans are starting to catch up. Scientists are now looking at how the chemicals in honey affect bee health. With the help of research scientist Bernarda Calla, Short Wave producer Berly Mccoy explains the chemical complexities of honey, how it helps keep honey bees resilient, and what role it may play in saving the bees.

Read Berly's full story on honey in Knowable Magazine.

This episode was produced by Eva Tesfaye, edited by Gisele Grayson, and fact-checked by Margaret Cirino. Kwesi Lee was the audio engineer.