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.