Bees

 

One bee would have to fly around 55,000 miles That is equal to 1 1/2 times round the world just to make 454grms of honey.

A honey bee will visit around 50 to 100 flowers during one foraging trip.

A honey bee can fly for up to six miles and average 15 miles per hour.

Honey bees must gather nectar from over two million flowers to make 454grms of honey.

A colony of bees contains around 20,000-60,000 honey bees and one queen.

Worker honey bees are female and live for about 6 weeks

Honey has antiseptic properties and is used as a dressing for wounds and a first aid treatment for burns and cuts.

Honey bees have been producing honey in the same way for over 150 million years

Honey is healthy it includes enzymes, vitamins, minerals.

Bees gather both nectar and pollen from flowers and trees

The reason bees make a buzzing sound is they can flap their wings as fast as 230 times per second

A 2000 year old jar of honey was found in a Egyptian tomb  and was still okay to eat

The natural fruit sugars in honey – fructose and glucose – are quickly digested by the body.

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