Honey Facts

A hive requires approximately 60 pounds / 27 kilograms of honey to sustain itself through the winter months.


The average worker bee produces only about 1/12th teaspoon of honey in her lifetime.


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).


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.


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.


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