“If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would only have four years of life left.
No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more man.”.
by Albert Einstein
How many bees in a hive? 50,000 or more
How far does a hive of bees fly to bring you one pound of honey?
More than 55,000 miles.
How many flowers must honey bees tap to make one pound of honey?
About two million flowers, give or take.
How many flowers does a honey bee visit during one collection trip?
A worker bee visits about 50-100 flowers during each trip.
How do honey bees “communicate” with one another?
Each honey bee has four wings.
- There are three kinds of bee in a hive: Queen, Worker and Drone
- The Queen bee lays eggs
- The Worker bees are all female and they do all the work for the hive including cleaning, feeding the babies, feeding and taking care and building and repairing honeycombs
- The drone bees are all male and work outside the hive collecting water, pollen and nectar
- If a worker bee uses her stinger, she will die