February 9th, 2011
Episode 32 of 559 episodes
Adam Hart explores the science and history behind honey and the bees that make it. Honey is amazing stuff. Made by an insect, the honeybee, it is a long-term storage product that keeps them alive throughout the winter, but its physical, biological and chemical properties make it very useful for us too. A sweet treat, a part of our culture, a feature of our holy books and a component of our medicine cabinets, honey has been an important part of our history, but will it have a role in our future?
From finding awe in Hubble images to visiting the doctor, science is everywhere in our lives. Whether we wear a white lab coat or haven't seen a test tube since eighth grade, science affects and changes us. We all have a story about science, and at The Story Collider, we want to hear those stories.