Interesting Facts about Bees

  • A bee’s wings beat 175 times per second.
  • Bee’s fly an average of 15 miles per hour.
  • Honeybees travel a distance equal to four times around the earth to produce two pounds of honey.
  • Honeybees visit two million flowers to make one pound of honey.
  • There are 40,000 to 60,000 bees in a bee hive during the honey gathering season.
  • Honeybees are the only insect to produce foods for humans.
  • Bees from the same hive visit about 225,000 flowers per day.
  • One bee can visit up to several thousand flowers per day.
  • The average worker bee produces about 1/12th of a teaspoon of honey in her lifetime.
  • One bee will fly as far as 10 miles away from her hive to forage for nectar.