Honey Bees

So I saw and photo the other day of a honey bee and started to wonder how much honey can one bee make. I found it kinda cook but always very sad. A Honey Bee lives for a full 40 days. It visits at least 1,000 flowers and produces less than 1 teaspoon of honey. All in its whole lifetime. That’s all. And just think we normally use 4 or 5 teaspoons of honey in our hot tea or on our toast. That’s crazy to think that it took that many Honey Bees to make that. The sad part is they say there are fewer Honey Bees each year. I was looking online for some fun Honey Bee facts and here are 3 I found.

  • If the queen bee dies, worker bees will create a new queen by selecting a young larva (the newly hatched baby insects) and feeding it a special food called “royal jelly“.
  • A Queen Bee can live up to 5 years and can lay 2,500 eggs in one day. Normally in the Summer months.
  • When the worker Bees come back to the hive. They fly in figure eight (8) and do a “waggle dance” in order to tell other worker Bees where the best source of honey is. (Where the most Flowers are)

“More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.”
-Psalm 19:10