Interesting facts about Bees

  • A Bee must visit 4000 flowers in order to make one tablespoon of honey.
  • A honey bee visits between 50 and 100 flowers during one collection trip.
  • A honey bee flies at about 12 to 15 mph.
  • The average honey bee worker makes 1/12 teaspoon of honey in her lifetime.
  • Honey bees are the only insects that produce food for humans.
  • A toxin in bee venom called melittin may prevent HIV.


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