Fun Facts about Bees
- One third of all the food that we eat is pollinated by bees.
- In a bee’s short lifetime, she flies the equivalent of one and one-half times around the circumference of the earth.
- Bees can fly as fast as 15 miles per hour.
- It takes 5,000 flower visits for bees to make one teaspoon of honey.
- A bee can only sting once. When she stings, her stinger remains in her victim’s flesh. She dies shortly thereafter.
- A queen bee can lay up to 3,000 eggs per day.