Facts

Fun Facts About Honey Bees & Honey

  1. 80% of the pollination of the fruits, vegetables and seed crops in the U.S. is accomplished by honeybees.
  2. Honey bees have five eyes
  3. Honey stored in air tight containers never spoils. Sealed honey vats found in King Tut’s tomb still contained edible honey, despite over 2,000 years beneath the sands.
  4. A queen is the largest bee in the hive. She can lay up to 2,000 eggs per day, twice her own bodyweight per day.
  5. Drones have no stinger. They do no real work. Their only purpose is to mate with virgin queens.
  6. Bees must visit approximately 2 million flowers to make 1 lb. of honey.
  7. Bees have to fly over 55,000 miles to make 1 lb. of honey.
  8. On average a worker bee will make 1/12 teaspoon of honey in her lifetime.
  9. Two tablespoons of honey would fuel a honey bee flying once around the world.
  10. Honey bees will visit between 50-100 flowers during one nectar collection trip

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