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.
Honeybees represent a highly organized society with each bee playing a specific role (e.g., nursemaids, sentinels, gathers, housekeepers, builders, royal attendants, etc.).
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.
"Bee venom therapy" is endorsed by some health practitioners as a means of treating certain diseases and conditions such as arthritis, neuralgia, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and multiple sclerosis.
A typical honeybee hive consists of 50,000 to 60,000 worker bees, 800 drones and one queen at a summer’s peak.