10 things you need to know about the honey bee


A forager bee may visit 2,000 flowers a day to collect nectar and pollen


The bee's stomach is the size of a pinhead and to fill this the bee may need to visit 100 flowers


Bees fly at an average of 15 mph and can travel up to three miles from their hive


Bees also eat pollen and an average colony consumes around 40kg a year


A bee flaps its wings around 200 times a second when flying


Each  bee flies around 500 miles in its lifetime and if not eaten by a predator, will normally die of exhaustion after around six weeks


Any fertilised egg could turn into a queen rather than a worker; being fed royal jelly triggers this transformation


Honey bee senses are impeccable: they can see ultraviolet light, have an amazing sense of smell, can delect electrical signals and the earth's magnetic field


Honey bees memorise local landmarks to help them learn where the hive is located


The cells in a natural honey comb are initially circular but take on the familiar hexagonal shape by a flow of wax, which is turned semi-molten by the heat from worker bees 



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Worldwide, honey bees provide an annual honey crop of approximately .one million tonnes


Each honey bee will produce about 1/12th of teaspoon of honey in its lifetime -  probably the amount left on your knife after spreading honey on your toast!


10 million foraging trips go into making 1lb of honey, a distance of 55,000 miles - more than twice round the world


Honey has a virtually eternal shelf life if kept sealed and apparently honey found in the pharaohs tombs in Egypt was still edible after 3,000 years'

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