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Bee Facts and curious information

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The honeybee is the only insect that produces food that is eaten by people.

The honeybees wings beat about 200 times every second, that is what makes them buzz.

A hive of bees fly the same distance as three orbits around the earth to collect 1kg of honey

Honey is the only food that contains "pinocembrin", an antioxidant linked to improved brain function.

Drones (male bees) have no sting. They do no work and are only good for mating!

About 1/3 of the food we eat depends on honey bee pollination, including nuts, berries, fruits, veggies and field crops simply put without bees our food supply would be in danger and our planet would never recover

The queen bee can live for 3-5 years and lay over 1500 eggs per day

Females do all the work in the hive including the making of honey and generally only live for 6 weeks

Males are drones and they don’t sting or work at all and when they have lived their useful life the females kick them out to die

A colony consists of 20,000 to 60,000 bees & one queen

A honey bee can fly up to 3 km and reach speeds of 25km/hr
 
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