Friday, March 28, 2014

10 Surprising Statistics About Honeybees

By Maryam Henein (Honey Colony)

Find out the buzz on one of the hardest working insects on the planet!

  1. Honeybees can fly up to 14 kilometers (8.7 miles) from their nest in search of food.
  2. Honey is the only food that includes all the substances necessary to sustain life, including water.
  3. Honeybees, from a typical hive, visit approximately 225,000 flowers per day.
  4. In her lifetime, a honeybee worker will travel about 1,000 kilometers (620 miles)!
  5. In her six-week life span, one worker bee will only make 1/10th of a teaspoon of honey.

  6. Honeybees must consume about 17-20 pounds of honey to make one pound of beeswax.
  7. A typical foraging honeybee will work herself to death in about three weeks.
  8. Queen bees will lay as many as 2,000 eggs on a good day or an average of one every 45 seconds.
  9. Honeybees have five eyes but see very few colors; they cannot see red.
  10. A honeybee produces beeswax from eight paired glands on the underside of her abdomen.

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