Fun Facts

  • Honey Bees are the only insect that provides food for humans.

  • 1 bee hive can make more than 400 lbs. of Honey in a year.

  • 7-8 pounds of honey will be consumed to make 1 pound of bees wax.

  • Only honey bees will die after stinging.

  • Honey will never go bad.

  • Honey heals and fights infection. Often used as battle dressing in early wars.

  • A queen bee will lay about 1,000 to 1,500 eggs every day.

  • Honey Bees are very particular about the cleanliness of their hive.

  • It Takes 65 pounds of honey for a hive to survive the winter.

  • It takes 556 worker bees to visit 2 million flowers to make 1 lb. of honey.

  • 1 worker bee makes 1/12 of a teaspoon of honey in her life.

  • Honey is fat free, cholesterol free, and sodium free.

  • Bees can regulate the temperature of their hive even through winter.

  • Honey and bees wax form the basic ingredients of many skin creams, lip balms, and hand lotions.

  • Worker honey bees are female, only live 6-8 weeks and do all the work.

  • Each honey bee colony has a unique smell for hive member identification.

  • Bees see all colors except for red.

  • Honey bee wings flap 11,000 times per minute which is why they sound like they are buzzing.

  • It has been reported that 2000 year old jars of honey were found in Egyptian tombs and still tasted delicious.

  • Bacteria cannot grow in honey.

  • Honey bees fly approximately 15 miles per hour.

  • Honey is the only food that contains all the substances necessary to sustain life, including water

  • Honey bees have remained unchanged for 20 million years even though the world has changed around them.

  • Honey is an organic, natural sugar alternative with no additives that is easy on the stomach, adapts to all cooking processes, and has an indefinite shelf life.