Bees are simply amazing. Some fun facts

  1. To create one pound of honey, bees have to visit 2 MILLION flowers to generate enough nectar and pollen.
  2. In her lifetime (which is about 4 months), a honey bee will generate 1/12 teaspoon of honey.
  3. One hive can generate 3-5 gallons of honey each year.
  4. When harvesting, we only take their excess and leave them more than enough to live on through the winter.
  5. The honey bee's wings stroke incredibly fast, about 200 beats per second, thus making their famous, distinctive buzz. A honey bee can fly for up to six miles, and as fast as 15 miles per hour.
  6. A hive of bees will fly 90,000 miles, the equivalent of three orbits around the earth to collect 1 kg of honey.
  7. It takes one ounce of honey to fuel a bee's flight around the world.
  8. The queen bee lays up to 2500 eggs per day. The queen bee has control over whether she lays male or female eggs.