Interesting Honey & Bee Facts

Interesting Honey & Bee Facts

  • — When honey bees swarm… They do not sting
  • — The honey bee has been around for millions of years.
  • — Honey bees are environmentally friendly and are vital as pollinators
  • — Honey bee’s wings stroke incredibly fast, about 200 beats per second
  • — The average worker bee produces about 1/12th teaspoon of honey in her lifetime
  • — It is the only insect that produces food eaten by man
  • — It takes one ounce of honey to fuel a bee’s flight around the world
  • — A honey bee visits 50 to 100 flowers during a collection trip
  • — The queen bee can live up to 5 years and it’s role is to fill the hive with eggs
  • — Larger than the worker bees, the male honey bees (also called drones), have no stinger and do no work at all. All they do is mate
  • — Only worker bees sting, and only if they feel threatened and they die once they sting
  • — Honey bees communicate with one another by dancing
  • — A honey bee queen may lay as many as 1000 eggs per day as she established her colony
  • — The honey bee is one of the most studied creatures in the world after man!
  • — As with other types of bees, Honey bees have 5 eyes: 3 simple eyes on top of its head, and 2 compound eyes, with numerous hexagonal facets

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