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Purchase & Sell Beehives & Beekeeping Equipment

Fun Bee Facts

  • This is a honeybee

    Honey bees must visit some 2 million flowers to make one pound of honey.

  • Honey bees fly about 55,000 miles to bring in enough nectar to make one pound of honey.
  • About one ounce of honey would fuel a honey bee’s flight around the world.
  • Honey bees have been producing honey from flowering plants for about 10-20 million years.
  • The average honey bee worker makes 1/12 teaspoon of honey in her lifetime.
  • Honey bees are the only insects that produce food for humans.
  • The male honey bee, the drone, has a grandfather but no father.
  • The average honey bee flies between 12 and 15 miles per hour.
  • A honey bee flaps its wings about 12,000 times per minute.
  • A honey bee worker visits more than 2,000 flowers on a good day.
  • Honey bees communicate with one another by smell and dances.
  • The average summertime honey bee lives only about 28 to 35 days.
  • A honey bee visits between 50 and 100 flowers during one collection trip.
  • Honey bees make an average of 1,600 round trips in order to produce one ounce of honey.
  • Bees will travel as far as one or two miles from the hive to gather nectar.
  • Honey bees from a typical hive visit approximately 225,000 flowers per day.
  • Queen bees will lay as many as 2-3000 eggs on a good day — an average of one every 45 seconds