Interesting 'facts'

A hive of bees will fly 90,000 miles to collect 1 kg of honey.

A bee is said to make three journeys in order to bring one drop of nectar to the hive; 25,000 foraging trips are said to be necessary to gather the raw material for one pound of honey. A honeybee will visit 50 to 100 flowers during a collection trip, and a hive of bees will fly 90,000 miles to collect 1 kg of honey.

During the average worker bee’s lifetime, she will produce only about 1/12th teaspoon of honey and it takes one ounce of honey to fuel a bees’ flight around the world.