Top Ten Bee Facts Video

Mar 9, 2009 by

Well, the video won't let me embed it into my blog, but I will include the link here on the top ten facts about bees. Here's the list (but still check out the video!) 1. Bees visit over 2 million flowers to make 1/2 kilo of honey (1.10 lbs). 2. For one jar of honey, bees will fly over 90,000 kilometers--55,923 miles. 3. A honey bee flies over 8km per hour (4.97). 4. The average worker bee will only make 1/2 a teaspoon of honey in her entire lifetime. 5. It would only take two tablespoons of honey to fuel a bee's flight around the world. (I hear this statistic a lot, but the fact is, a bee's wings wouldn't likely last long enough to fly around the world...but hey, it puts things in perspective.) 6. One honey bee will visit between 50 and 100 flowers on one collection trip. 7. Bees have been producing honey from flowering plants for between 10 and 20 million years. 8. Honeybees did not exist in North America. The Native Americans called the honeybee the "white man's fly." They were brought to North America by the colonists. 9. There are over 60,000 bees in the average bee colony. 10. A honeybee has four wings, while a fly has two. There ya have it--with metric conversions even! But check out that link!

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