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.................."Helping Beekeepers in the Lehigh Valley since 1921"................
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"Bee trivia"

 

  • 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!