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.


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


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'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.


Bees have 5 eyes: two big ones in the front of their head and three smaller ones on top of their head, which help them fly properly.


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