CELEBRATE THE HONEY BEES ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 19 BY PLANTING WILDFLOWERS/BEE-LOVING PLANTS AND EDUCATING YOUR FRIENDS, FAMILY, ACQUAINTANCES, ENEMIES, AND STRANGERS ON THE IMPORTANCE OF HONEY BEES AND HOW ESSENTIAL THEY ARE FOR THE SURVIVAL OF THIS PLANET.
**If you're living in/around the Cincinnati area, you should join us for National Bee Day at Washington Park for the City Flea– one of Cincinnati's best local markets! Come shop local and help us spread awareness of the mild-blowing benefits of honey bees and the things they produce, such as honey and beeswax.**
DID YOU KNOW...
- Honey bees contribute to nearly $20 billion to the value of U.S. crop production.
- blueberries and cherries are 90-percent dependent on honey bee pollination
- almonds depend entirely on the honey bee for pollination at bloom time.
- It’s estimated that there are about 2.7 million colonies in the U.S. today.
- The California almond industry requires approximately 1.8 million colonies of honey bees in order to adequately pollinate nearly one million acres of bearing almond orchards.
- Only female honey bees can sting!
- Once honey bee eggs hatch into worker larvae, they’ll be fed around 1,300 times per day!
- Worldwide there are 10 types of honey bees, and one hybrid – the Africanized bee.
- Honey bees are responsible for the pollination of every 1 in 3 foods we eat.
- A typical hive visits approximately 225,000 flowers per day.
- Honey bees have been around for roughly 125 million years!
- honey Bees must visit approximately 2 million flowers and fly over 55,000 miles to make 1 pound of honey.
- Honey bees never sleep!
- Honey bees communicate with each other by dancing and by using pheromones.
- Honey bees are cold-blooded insects that regulate their own temperature and regulate the temperature of the hive.
- All worker bees are female!
- Honey is 80% sugars and 20% water.
- A typical beehive can make up to 400 pounds of honey per year.
- It would take about 1 ounce of honey to fuel a honeybee's flight around the world.
- Honey is the ONLY food that includes all the substances necessary to sustain life, including water.
EDUCATING today to protect tomorrow.
Save the Bees in Ohio by promoting best practices to improve your local ecosystem. Help support the pollination of Ohio's plants, fruits and vegetables by Hosting-A-Hive in 2017 ! Don't want to host a hive? Help support the bees and protect our future by donating to our non-profit #ProjectPollination
"If the bee disappears from the surface of the earth, man would have no more than four years to live."
~ Albert Einstein