The practice of honey collection and beekeeping dates back to the Stone Age period as evidenced by cave paintings.
It takes about three weeks for a honeybee egg to hatch and the new honeybee to reach adulthood.
The average worker bee produces only about 1/12th teaspoon of honey in her lifetime.
Pollen, which is primarily protein, is fed only to honeybee larva while nectar, which is primarily sugar, is fed to both honeybee larva and adults.
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).