- 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.
- 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.
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