Nectar from flowers is sucked up by the bees tongue, and transported back to the hive in the honey bee's social honey stomach. The honey bee passes off the nectar to the other worker bees who change the nectar into honey. These bees mix the nectar with enzymes that protect the honey from bacteria and then place the nectar into the cells where is it evaporated by the bees to remove water - protecting the honey from yeast. It takes about 5 days to make honey in the hive. The honey is then sealed with a wax cap.