Honey Facts

Hypothetically, it would only take one ounce of honey to fuel a honeybee's flight around the world.


A typical honeybee hive consists of 50,000 to 60,000 worker bees, 800 drones and one queen at a summer’s peak.


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 will ultimately pollinate every flower accessible to them, but they begin with their favorites first (i.e., salvia) and save their least favorites for last (i.e., pear).


The queen bee can live for several years. In contrast, worker bees live for only six weeks during the hectic summer and for four to nine months during the inactive winter.


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