Fun Facts

  • A honeybee has to travel over 55,000 miles and visits approx. 2 million flowers to make 1 pound of honey.
  • A honeybee can fly approximately 15 miles per hour.
  • Honeybees are the only insect that produce food for humans.
  • Honey is the ONLY food that includes all the substances necessary to sustain life, including water.
  • A typical beehive makes more than 400 pounds of honey per year
  • Approximately 7-8 pounds of honey are consumed by bees to produce 1 pound of beeswax.
  • Honeybees are a great scientific mystery because they
    have remained unchanged for 20 million years even though the world has
    changed around them.
  • Honeybees will usually travel approximately 3 miles from their hive.
  • A single honeybee will only produce approximately 1/12 teaspoon of honey in her lifetime.
  • A honeybee will flap its wings about 11,400 times per minute creating the "buzz" that you hear.
  • Honeybees are the only bees that die after they sting.
  • Honeybees are entirely herbivorous when they forage for nectar and pollen, but can cannibalize their own brood when stressed.
  • Honey speeds the healing process and combats infections.
  • Honey never spoils. 
  • It would take about 1 ounce of honey to fuel a honeybee's flight around the world.
  • Honeybee colonies have unique odors that members flash
    like ID cards at the hive's front door, so the guard bees can recognize
    the entering bees.
  • Honeybees are responsible for approx 80% of all fruit, vegetable and seed crops in the U.S.