Un-BEE-lievable...

 

1. Bees are the only insect in the world that make food that people can eat.
2. One bee will only make 1/2 of a teaspoon of honey in its entire life.
3. A colony of bees can contain 20,000 to 60,000 bees, but only one queen bee.
4. A bee’s wings beat 190 times a second, that’s 11,400 times a minute!
5. It’s estimated, it would take 1,100 bee stings to make enough venom to be fatal. 6. There are 900 cells in a bee’s brain.
7. A third of all the plants we eat have been pollinated by bees.
8. The queen bee will lay around 1,500 eggs a day.
9. Each honey bee colony has a unique odour for members' identification.
10. Bees have been around for more than 30 million years.
11. An average worker bee lives for 5-6 weeks. During chillier seasons, for 9 months. 12. They fly at a speed of around 25km per hour.
13. A bee has 170 odorant receptors giving them a serious sense of smell.
14. Bee stings may also ease pain caused by rheumatoid arthritis.
15. Scout bees search for new sources of food, and are wired for adventure.
16. Soldier bees work as security guards their whole life.
17. Bees use the sun as a compass. When cloudy they navigate by polarized light. 18. The queen bee will lay around 1,500 eggs a day.
19. Honey bees are cold blooded.
20. The bees know the queen has died by smell.
21. It would take 1oz of honey to fuel it's trip around the world.
22. A typical beehive makes more than 400 pounds of honey per year.
23. Honeybees will usually travel approximately 3 miles from their hive.
24. Honeybees are the only bees that die after they sting.
25. Honey speeds the healing process and combats infections. 

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