Did you know...
A honeybee has to travel over 55,000 miles and visits approx. 2 million flowers to make 1 pound of honey.
A honeybee can fly approximately 15 miles per hour.
Honeybees are the only insect that produce food for humans.
Honey is the ONLY food that includes all the substances necessary to sustain life, including water.
A typical beehive makes more than 400 pounds of honey per year
Approximately 7-8 pounds of honey are consumed by bees to produce 1 pound of beeswax.
Honeybees are a great scientific mystery because they
have remained unchanged for 20 million years even though the world has
changed around them.
Honeybees will usually travel approximately 3 miles from their hive.
A single honeybee will only produce approximately 1/12 teaspoon of honey in her lifetime.
A honeybee will flap its wings about 11,400 times per minute creating the "buzz" that you hear.
Honeybees are the only bees that die after they sting.
Honeybees are entirely herbivorous when they forage for nectar and pollen, but can cannibalize their own brood when stressed.
Honey speeds the healing process and combats infections.
Honey never spoils.
It would take about 1 ounce of honey to fuel a honeybee's flight around the world.
Honeybee colonies have unique odors that members flash
like ID cards at the hive's front door, so the guard bees can recognize
the entering bees.
Honeybees are responsible for approx 80% of all fruit, vegetable and seed crops in the U.S.