Honey Facts

A hive of honeybees will fly 90,000 miles / 144,840s kilometers, which is the equivalent of three trips around the earth, to collect 2.2 pounds / 1 kilogram of honey.


Honeybees survive the winter months by clustering together for warmth and they can maintain an internal hive temperature of 93 degrees Fahrenheit / 34 degrees Celsius regardless of the outside temperature.


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


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.


The queen honeybee may lay up to 1,500 eggs per day and can lay up to 1 million eggs over her lifetime.


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