Interesting Facts about Honey Bees

  • The honeybee’s wings stroke 11,400 times per minute, thus, making their distinctive buzz.
  • A single honey bee worker produces about 1/12th of a teaspoon of honey in her lifetime.
  • The queen bee lives for about two to three years and is the only bee that lays eggs.
  • The queen honey bee lays up to 1,500 eggs per day, and may lay up to 1 million in her lifetime.
  • females honey bees live for about four weeks in the spring or summer but up to six weeks during the winter.
  • Male honey bees do not work at all, only female honey bees developed the honey.
  • A Bee must visit 4000 flowers in order to make one tablespoon of honey.
  • Bees have five eyes. There are 3 small eyes on the top of a Bee’s head and 2 larger ones in front.
  • Bees don’t have ears
  • Bees cannot recognize the color red.
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