Sunday, March 10, 2013

Honey Bee

 Amazing Honey Bee Facts

  To produce a pound of honey , a bee must tap into two million flowers.
  Honey bees must fly over 55,000 miles to produce one pound of honey.
  A worker honey bee makes only 1/12 teaspoon of honey in her life time.
  Honey bee wings flap 11,400 / sec. and fly at 15 miles per hour.
  Worker bees make 10 to 15 collection trips per day.
  Nurse bees heads exude Royal Jelly to feed larvae and the queen.
  Wax bees secreate beeswax to build hexagonal honeycomb cells.
  The honey bee has six legs, four wings, a nectar pouch, and a stomach.
  Honey bees have been producing honey for 10 to 20 million years.
  Modern science says it is aerodynamically impossible for bees to fly.
  A beehive appears on the Utah state seal, Utah is the beehive state.
  An estimated 220,000 U.S. beekeepers manage 3.2 million bee hives.
  A worker bee visits up to 100 flowers during one collection trip.
  Honey bees dance to communicate direction and distance of flowers.
  Annually a bee hive makes more than 400 lbs. honey and 40 lbs. pollen.
  Worker honey bees, the girls, live 6 to 8 weeks and do all the work.
  Worker honey bees, the girls, live 6 to 8 weeks and do all the work.
  Drone bees, the boys, have no stingers, and do no work, only mating.
  Queen bees, only one per hive, lay up to 2,500 eggs per day.
  Bees are insects in the scientific order Hymenoptera as Apis mellifera
  Apitherapy; uses bee venom, and bee products for medicinal purposes.
  Honey consumption per capita in the U.S.,1.1 lbs., in Germany 9.5 lbs.
  It takes one ounce of honey to fuel a bee's flight around the world.
  Honey bees are environmentally friendly and are vital as pollinators.
  U.S.D.A. estimates about 1100 honey bee stings are required to be fatal.

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