Honey Facts

"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.
 


It takes about three weeks for a honeybee egg to hatch and the new honeybee to reach adulthood.


Karl von Frisch received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1973 for deciphering the "waggle dance", which is how honeybees communicate with one another.


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.


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


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