Honey Facts

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.


A honeybee's wings must flap approximately 12,000 times per minute to support their pollen and nectar-laden bodies as they fly back to the hive.


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.


Honeybees are naturally non-aggressive and will not sting unless protecting their hive from intrusion or if they are excessively provoked.


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