A hive requires approximately 60 pounds / 27 kilograms of honey to sustain itself through the winter months.
A honeybee typically visits between 50 and 100 flowers during each of her many foraging trips. During a busy day, she may visit up to a total of 2,000 flowers.
Honeybees are responsible for 80% of all insect pollination. Without their industriousness, the world would experience a significant decrease in the yield of fruit and vegetable crops.
In summertime, honeybees cool the hive by fanning the air with their wings. The hum of all those beating wings can be heard from several feet away.
Honeybees make honey from the nectar they collect from flowering trees and plants, and it is the nectar source itself that determines a honey's color and flavor.