Since its the winter and my post from the hives are limited. I wanted to add some interesting bee facts that I found on the internets.
Fun facts about bees:
- Honeybees are the only insect that produces food eaten by humans.
- Worker honey bees are female.
- Drones are male honey bees.
- The average worker bee produces only 1/12 teaspoon of honey over her lifetime.
- A worker bee lives about 6 weeks. The queen bee can live to be 5 years old.
- Honey never spoils.
- To make one pound of honey, bees must visit 2 million flowers.
- There are nearly 20,000 known species of bees in seven recognized biological families. They are found on every continent except Antarctica, in every habitat on the planet that contains insect-pollinated flowering plants.
I thought that some of these facts may be helpful getting to know more about the ever important bee.