Honey trivia

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  • How many flowers must honey bees tap to make one pound of honey? - Two million.
  • How many flowers does a honey bee have to visit to gather a load of pollen? - 1500 flowers.
  • How far does a hive of bees fly to bring you one pound of honey? - Over 55,000 miles
  • How large an area does a honey bee have to cover to collect a load of pollen? -Approximately 12 square miles.
  • How much honey does the average worker honey bee make in her lifetime? - 
    1/12 teaspoon.
  • How heavy is a load of pollen? - Approximately 10 mg.
  • How fast does a honey bee fly? - About 15 miles per hour
  • How much honey would it take to fuel a bee's flight around the world? - About one ounce.
  • How long does a worker honey bee live? - Approximately 42-45 days in peak season.
  • Bee pollen is high in DNA & RNA
  • How long have bees been producing honey from flowering plants? - 10-20 million years.
  • Honey bees make flakes of wax no larger than a pin head. It takes 500,000 flakes of wax to make one pound of bees wax.
  • How many kilograms of honey do bees have to consume to make one kilogram of bees wax? - Eighteen kilograms of honey, almost 40 lbs. of honey.
  • How many wings does a honey bee have? - Four

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  1. dennis hay

    wow really good to know just where this jem of honey comes from a real eye opener

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