Honey: The only food that includes all the substances necessary to sustain life, including enzymes, vitamins, minerals, and water. Did you know that honey bees are the only insect that produces food eaten by man?
600-800: How many eggs the queen bee lays each day during her three to four year lifetime. Sometimes, her daily egg production may equal her own weight. The queen is constantly fed and groomed by attendant worker bees.
55,000: The number of miles many bees have to travel to produce just one pound of honey. In order to make a pound of honey, bees need to gather nectar from approximately two million flowers. A single bee will gather about a ½ teaspoon of nectar in its lifetime.
170: Each bee has 170 odorant receptors. Their serious sense of smell helps with kin recognition, social communication within the hive, and odor recognition for finding food. Honey bees can differentiate hundreds of floral varieties when searching for pollen or nectar.
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