For honey bees to produce honey, they consume pollen and nectar from a variety of flowers. Pollen is one of the purest and richest natural foods, containing all of the nutritional requirements of a honey bee: sugar, carbohydrates, protein, enzymes, vitamins and minerals.
Bees mostly eat nectar and pollen from flowers, though there are some exceptions nectar and pollen fed to them by the queen and fully grown adult workers.
Bees are most commonly seen when they are foraging, which is the process of finding food and water. Bees may fly up to six miles in search of food, and may be .