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Fun Facts About Bees

  • A honey bee can fly approximately 15 miles per hour
  • A honeybee will flap its wings about 11,000 times per minute creating that “BUZZ” sound.
  • A typical beehive makes more than 400 lbs of honeycomb per year
  • 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 has to travel over 55,000 miles and visits approx. 2 million flowers to make 1 pound of honey
  • The honeycomb is composed of hexagonal cells with walls that are only 2/1000 inch thick, but support 25 times their own weight
  • It would take about 1 ounce of honey to fuel a honeybee’s flight around the world
  • Bees do not create honey they are actually improving nectar...
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