A Queen Bee can lay up to 2,000 eggs per day when conditions are good. She will lay around 2 million eggs in her lifetime which can be up to 5 years.
The Queen Bee will mate only once in her life (when she is a few days old) and will mate with up to 15 drones (males).
It takes 12 worker bees their whole lives to make one teaspoon of honey.
A worker bee will fly up to 5 kilometers to find pollen and nectar.
Honey bees are responsible for pollinating one third of the food that you eat.
Honey is the only food in the world that contains all the substances necessary to sustain life including enzymes, vitamins, minerals and water.
Male bees (known as drones) do not have a sting. Drones have only one purpose in life and that is to mate with a queen. They do not collect pollen or nectar and they don’t raise the young or clean up around the hive. They hang around at ‘drone congregating areas’ waiting for an opportunity to mate with a queen.
A worker bee will live on average for only 6 weeks! They will only live a few weeks during the warmer seasons but in winter they can live for up to 3 months.
It has been stated that if a human baby grew as fast as a queen larva and weighed ten pounds (4.5kg) at birth, in five and a half days it would weigh twelve and a half tons!
Honey in it’s natural form will never go “off” or spoil. The reason for this is that honey has antibacterial properties because of it’s low moisture content, high acidity and the presence of hydrogen peroxide which means that bacteria can’t survive in an environment like that, they just die.