Thursday, January 1, 2009

Bee Trivia

Here's some trivia for you:

1) How many flowers must honey bees tap to make one pound of honey?
Two million.

2. How far does a hive of bees fly to bring you one pound of honey?
Over 55,000 miles.

3. How much honey does the average worker honey bee make in her lifetime?
1/12 teaspoon.

4. How fast does a honey bee fly?
About 15 miles per hour.

5. How much honey would it take to fuel a bee's flight around the world?
About one ounce.

"If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe then man would only have four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man." -- Albert Einstein. (controversial as to a true Einstein quote, but true never the less)

1 comment:

helene said...

I have unbelievable chronic pain, I was given a book on bee venom. I started stinging myself early summer 08 and all my pain went away after about 3 days. I restung myself twice during the summer when the pain returned. Now it is winter, the pain is everywhere in my body and where can I find honey bees and why does this work? Helene Belisario 404 452 6161 helenebb@comcast.net