Everything We Learned on National Honey Bee Day
August 18, 2020 – RADfertility News
You know we couldn’t let this holiday pass without celebrating! For National Honey Bee Day (Saturday, August 15th) RAD’s safety bee, HerBee, asked our community of bee-lievers to share fun facts about the honey bee! We learned so much about about how bees affect everything from medicine to agriculture! Below are some of the incredible facts we received!
Honey bees are fab flyers. They fly at a speed of around 25km per hour.
The queen may mate with up to 17 drones over a 1-2 day period of mating.
Honey bees are the most important pollinators of food crops in the world! That’s why we need to keep them around!
Female bees in the hive (except the queen) are called worker bees.
Aerodynamically the bumblebee shouldn’t be able to fly. But the bumblebee doesn’t know that, so it flies anyway.
Bees maintain a temperature of 92-93 degrees Fahrenheit in their central brood nest regardless of whether the outside temperature is 110 or -40 degrees.
It takes one ounce of honey to fuel a bee’s flight around the world.
Honey bees are the only insect that makes food edible for humans.
In number as per assumption there must be 22,700 bees to produce enough honey to fill a jar. Honey bees require at least 2 to 3 months to produce enough honey.
Bees use the sun as a compass, and on cloudy days, use polarized light to find their way.
Honey bees beat their wings about 200 times per second.
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