Honeybee Facts

(this is a picture of my hive)

A honey bee flies about 12-15 mph

To make one pound of honey bees must tap 2 million flowers.

One single bee usually visits between 50-1000 flowers a day

The average worker honey bee makes 1/12 teaspoon of honey in her lifetime

A bee can fly about 8 ½ miles in a one-way trip.

There are 30-60,000 bees in an average hive.

To bring you one pound of honey, a hive of bees must fly 55,000 miles.

The life span of a queen is about 2-8 years.

Queens will lay approximately 1500 eggs per day at the rate of 5 or 6 a minute.

The average life span of a worker bee in summer is 7-8 weeks (from egg to adult)

1 comment:

Greg Lawrence said...

Hi Orren!

Does this mean you're back from camp? Or posting from there. . .

Either way, I continue to learn new things every time I clickon your blog. Always enchanting and informative, so thanks for that.