Facts About Bees and Honey
It takes about 460 trips for a bee to gather enough honey to fill a teaspoon.
An average flight for a bee may be a kilometer or more.
That makes for 460 kilometers for one teaspoon of honey.
Bees can carry their own body weight in nectar.
Bees live for approximately 6 weeks. Three weeks as a house bee then another 3 weeks foraging for nectar ,water pollen or propolis.
The task that a bee undertakes is determined by the food it is fed as it develops from an egg.
Natural bee mortality generally comes about due to the leading edge of the wings becoming frayed. They are then unable to fly.
Bees become negative earth creating static as they fly.When they hover and land on a flower the pollen will attach to the tiny hairs on the bees body. The pollen collecting bees catch this by rubbing it on their back legs.
Field bees regurgitate nectar gathered to the house bees when they return to the hive. The nectar is regurgitated from house bee to house bee prior to being stored in a cell. This process reduces the nectar from 80% moisture to 20% or less. Hydrogen Peroxide is also added during this transfer from bee to bee. giving the honey a anti bacterial property. All honeys have anti bacterial properties.