Fun Facts About Honey Bee & Honey

  • A honeybee has to travel over 55,000 miles and visits approx. 2 million flowers to make pound of honey.
  • A honeybee can fly approximately 15 miles per hour.
  • Honeybees are the only insect that produces food for humans.
  • A typical beehive makes more than 400 pounds of honey per year
  • A single honeybee will only produce approximately 1/12 teaspoon of honey in her lifetime.
  • A honeybee will flap its wings about 11,400 times per minute creating the “buzz” that you hear.
  • Honeybee colonies have unique odors that members flash like ID cards at the hive’s front door, so the guard bees can recognize the entering bees.
  • Honeybees are the only bees that die after they sting.
  • Honey speeds the healing process and combats infections.
  • Honey never spoils.
  • Honey is the ONLY food that includes all the substances necessary to sustain life, including water.