In our calculations we have only considered the water contained in the honey so far (200ml water per Kg Honey). This is a customary assumption, but that’s only a part of the truth.
The water formation caused by the metabolism of the bees is much bigger.
Oxidative water is produced during the aerobic metabolism of honey (glycolysis or dissimilation)C6H12O6 + 6 O2 -> 6 CO2 + 6 H2O
(glucose + oxygen -> carbon dioxide and water)In this case 600 ml of oxidation water are produced per kilo of glycose or fructose. This means that another 4.8 liters of water are produced per 10Kg Honey. 6,8 liters of water are produced by the metabolism of 10 kg of honey at all.