Bee Facts

A bee produces a teaspoon of honey in her lifetime.

All worker bees are female with the life span of only 35-45 days. Did you know that a bee will produce just a teaspoon of honey in her lifetime for a bee to make 1kg of honey it will take up to 10000 bees!

The type of flower the bees take their nectar from determines the honey’s flavour.

Did you know that while out foraging honeybees mix the collected nectar with enzymes in their mouths, Honeybees eat nectar straight from the flower but they also bring nectar and pollen back to the hive pollen is carried in little sacs on their legs called "Pollen baskets".

Bees love blue and love cluster plants like lavender and rosemary.

Bees love lavender this fragrant herb provides nectar for foraging bees from spring and through summer. However although it appears honey bees like lavender research suggests it is more popular with bumblebees than honey bees, Bumblebees can use their long tongue to get the nectar out of the tubular-shaped flower.

The bee is the only social insect to be partially domesticated by humans.

Bees and not only extremely important for humans but also for the entire ecosystem to function. As we know bees allow plants to reproduce through pollination. Without bees at least 400 agricultural plant species/foods wouldn't exist!

A productive queen can lay up to 2,500 eggs per day.

Bees love their queen... Until she gets older when the bee colony decides that the queen bee is slowing down too much they may begin to breed new queens. The first newborn queen that hatches must kill the old queen bee and all the other hatching queen bees.

Honey bees beat their wings 200 times per second, creating their trademark "buzz"

The honeybees have a rapid wing beat! In contrast to a fruit fly that has one eightieth the body size and flaps its wings 200 times each second the much larger honeybee flaps its wings 230 times every second.