What are 10 fun facts about honey bees?

A single bee can produce 1 tablespoon of honey during its lifetime. Bees can fly up to 12 miles per hour. Bees heat and cool their own hive to keep it between 93 and 95 degrees all year round. Facts about honey bees (most come from the Texas A&M University Honey Bee Information Site)).

We will all help save honey bees by planting more flowers that have abundant amounts of nectar. It is not recommended to use brown sugar, as it is more difficult for bees to digest and not to give honey to bumblebees, as it can contain harmful pathogens.

Worker bees

live for about 4 weeks in spring or summer, but up to 6 months during winter. Honey bees travel up to 3 miles away from the hive in search of nectar and pollen and will visit between 50 and 100 flowers during their trip.

Known as “colony collapse disorder”, billions of honey bees around the world leave their hives never to return.

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