A Honey bee has 4 wings
A Honey bee has 5 eyes
All of the worker bees in a hive are female
A Honey bee flies 15 M.P.H.
A Queen Honey bee begins her life as an ordinary female worker larvae, but by being fed Royal Jelly, she develops into a queen.
The Honey bee is the only insect that produces food consumed by humans.
A male or Drone bee has no father but a grandfather on his mothers side. His only purpose is to fertilize a virgin queen.
The Queen Honey bee lays approximately 2,000 eggs a day during warm weather.
Each worker bee will only produce 1/12 of a teaspoon of honey and 1/80th of a teaspoon of beeswax during her life.
It takes 556 worker bees flying 35,854 miles, making 80,000 trips, visiting 2 million flowers to produce 1 lb. of HONEY!
During summer months there are 50-70,000 bees in each colony of which only a few hundred are male bees and only ONE QUEEN!
Each year it takes over 1 million colonies of honey bees to pollinate California’s Almond groves!