Honey Facts

Honeybees are not native to the United States; European immigrants brought them over to America.

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.

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

The practice of honey collection and beekeeping dates back to the Stone Age period as evidenced by cave paintings.