6 AMAZING BEE FACTS

“Unique among all God’s creatures, only the honeybee improves the environment and preys not on any other species.”

~ Royden Brown

  1. The honey bee has been around for millions of years.
  2. Honey bees, scientifically also known as Apis mellifera, which mean “honey-carrying bee”, are environmentally friendly and are vital as pollinators.
  3. It is the only insect that produces food eaten by man.
  4. A hive of bees will fly 90,000 miles, the equivalent of three orbits around the earth to collect 1 kg of honey.
  5. A honey bee visits 50 to 100 flowers during a collection trip.
  6. Honey bees communicate with one another by dancing.
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