Fun Facts!

Whoever originated the term ‘busy as a bee’ wasn’t kidding!
  • One bee will fly up to 10 miles from her hive to forage for nectar.
  • A bee’s wings beat 180 times per second, and they fly and average of 15 mph.
  • Bees from the same hive will visit about 225,000 flowers per day.
  • Honeybees visit about 2 million flowers to make one pound of honey.
  • The average worker bee produces about 1/12 teaspoon of honey in her lifetime. 
So, it’s nice to know that honeybees have time to rest (hibernate) in the winters
because they are such hard workers the rest of the year. Not only do they gather
nectar for honey, they pollinate up to 30 percent of the food that comes to our tables!