Honey is a sweet liquid made by bees using nectar from flowers. People throughout the world have hailed the health benefits of honey for thousands of years. Bees make honey from the nectar that they collect from flowers, other plant saps, and honeydew is used to a minor extent. The color, aroma, and consistency of honey all depend upon which flowers the bees have been foraging. Forager honeybees are always female worker bees. The queen bee and drone bees never forage for food.