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Posted on March 5th 2023 by Allen Lindahl
  • bee facts, bee knowledge, fun facts about bees, bee info

Hillside Beekeeping Supplies has created a fun fact poster for you to download and print at home. You could use them to pin on a wall in a school, allotment shed, or in a building used by a youth or kids' activity group. It was designed to help raise awareness about bees and how we can help them. We will be adding more printable posters in the near future.

Download our bee facts poster

Here Are Some Incredible Facts About Bees

  • A honey bee colony has about 50,000 bees
  • A queen bee will only mate once in its lifetime
  • A queen bee can lay twice it’s body weight in eggs each day
  • Bees have 4 wings, 6 legs and 5 eyes
  • A bee flaps its’ wings up to 200 times per second
  • Worker bees communicate with a dance
  • Bees collect and produce more than just honey
  • A honey bee will produce about 1/12 of a teaspoon of honey in its’ lifetime
  • The drones only purpose in life is to mate with a queen bee
  • Drones do not have a father
  • It takes one ounce of honey to fuel a bee’s flight around the world.
  • Honey is 80% sugars and 20% water.
  • Honey bees produce beeswax from eight paired glands on the underside of their abdomen.
  • Honey bees must consume about 17-20 pounds of honey to be able to biochemically produce each pound of beeswax.
  • Bees maintain a temp of 92-93*F in their central brood nest regardless of whether the outside temp is 110* or -40*.
  • Worker honey bees live for about 4 weeks in the spring or summer but up to 6 months during the winter.
  • Honey bees fly at up to 15 miles per hour
  • The Honey bee’s wings stroke 11,400 times per minute, thus making their distinctive buzz.
  • A honey bee visits 50 to 100 flowers during a collection trip.
  • Honey bees, scientifically also known as Apis Mellifera, are environmentally friendly and are vital as pollinators
  • Fermented honey, known as Mead, is the most ancient fermented beverage. The term “honey moon” originated with the Norse practice of consuming large quantities of Mead during the first month of a marriage.

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