Bee and Honey Trivia
All the worker bees in the hive are female.
The sex of a drone bee is male and it does not have a father but does have a grandfather.
Drone bees do not have a stinger so they are defenseless.
During a bee’s lifetime it only consumes 1/12th a teaspoon of honey.
The honey bee is the state insect of North Carolina.
Bees have four wings and five eyes.
Honey bees were brought into our county in the late 1600’s by European settlers.
Bees can fly at speeds up to 12 miles per hour.
A bee will forage up to 2.5 miles for pollen and nectar.
Bees communicate the location of pollen and nectar to other bees by dancing.
A bee will visit up to 100 flowers before returning to the hive.
A bee must fly around 55,000 miles to produce one pound of honey.
A bee makes about a ½ teaspoon of honey during its lifetime.
Roughly 80% of all fruits and vegetables grown in the United States are pollinated by honey bees.
Honey never spoils. Archeologists have discovered edible honey sealed in the tomb of King Tut.
In ancient Egypt honey was the most widely used medicine. Over 500 of the 900 known medical remedies contained honey.
Two million flowers must be visited to produce one pound of honey.
Honey is 25% sweeter than white sugar.