Click me

10 Fascinating Honey Bee Facts You Didn’t Know

10 Culeresling FACTS about Honey Bees 99% Worker bees are the most common honeybee and make up 99% of the population of each colony. 10 The Queen Bee has the all important job of laying eggs to create the next generation of bees, but that is not where her skills end. Queens also keeps the hive in order by releasing chemicals that regulate the behavior of all of the other bees-she is not to be messed with! Bees must visit 2 million flowers to make 1lb of honey, meaning one hive of bees will fly over 55,000 miles to produce it. On average one hive can produce up to 100lbs of honey each year. 8. Have you ever wondered how honeybees can buzz so ... loudly? Well, their wings stroke a staggering 11,400 times per minute, that's how. Honeybees communicate via dancing, how cool is that? To inform worker bees of the location of their food sources, bees perform a set of movements known as the 'waggle dance talk'. On average, queen bees lay between 2,000 and 3,000 eggs per day. Now we know the true meaning of being as busy as a bee. NOV Although drones can live for up to 4 months, once they have mated they will die immediately. 4 It is only female bees that sting as male honeybees do not have a stinger! 3 70% Over 70% of crops grown around the world are pollinated by bees, so if it weren't for bees there would not be enough food to feed everyone. Bees can detect human pheromones that we release when we are scared. The bees will know that their hive is in danger and will begin to attack if your intrude. Bonus Knowledge Nut There are three types of honeybees that form a colony: Workers Drones Queens The three types of bees all depend on each other and would not survive without each other, aww! Sources Get More Interesting Facts at .COM

10 Fascinating Honey Bee Facts You Didn’t Know

shared by ReaganM on Nov 28
The alpha of the honey bees is their queen. Her duty is to ensure that the hive lasts long, and she does it through reproduction. Her life expectancy is three to five years. She is the controller of a...


Reagan M


Did you work on this visual? Claim credit!

Get a Quote

Embed Code

For hosted site:

Click the code to copy


Click the code to copy
Customize size