Did You Know?
- A honeybee can fly approximately 15 miles per hour.
- A honeybee flaps its wings about 11,000 times per minute, creating that distinctive “BUZZ” sound.
- A typical beehive makes more than 400 pounds of honeycomb per year.
- Honeybees will usually travel three to five miles from their hive.
- A worker bee visits about 50 to 100 flowers during each trip to collect pollen and nectar.
- Bees do not create honey, they are actually improving nectar. The honey people eat is nectar that bees have repeatedly regurgitated and dehydrated.
- A productive hive can make and store up to two pounds of honeycomb a day.
- Bees have five eyes and have four wings.
- Although Utah is nicknamed “The Beehive State,” the top honey-producing states are California, Florida, and South Dakota.
- The queen bee’s only job is to lay eggs — up to 2,000 per day — for two to five years. The worker bees control how many eggs she lays with the amount of food they feed her.
- In 1956, African honeybees were brought to Brazil and cross-bred with local honeybees to create hybrid bees designed to increase honey production. Unfortunately, these new hybrids turned out to be very aggressive. Several Africanized queens escaped from Brazil and Africanized bees have gradually spread northward through South America, Central America, eastern Mexico, and now the United States.
- Africanized bees look exactly like regular honeybees, but they act a bit differently. Africanized bees are more fierce and quick at defending their hives.
- A killer bee will sting in three seconds, whereas, it takes a honeybee as long as 30 seconds to sting.
- Africanized bees chase their enemies for longer distances and tend to gang up, stinging in large numbers. When a person is stung many times, it can be dangerous and even deadly. A single sting from one Africanized bee is no more dangerous than any other bee sting.
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