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    Below are some interesting facts about bees and honey.

    Find out more about bees and pollination.

    • All worker bees are female.
    • A bee produces a teaspoon of honey (about 5 grams) in her lifetime.
    • To produce a kilogram of honey, bees fly the equivalent of three times around the world in air miles.
    • The type of flower the bees take their nectar from determines the honey’s flavour.
    • Male bees (drones) have bigger eyes to help them find the Queen Bee.
    • Bees mate high in the sky. Afterwards the male bee loses his reproductive organs and dies.
    • A Queen Bee can produce 2,000 eggs a day. Fertilised eggs become females and unfertilised eggs become males, with the help of pheromones.
    • To get more bees in your garden grow more colour.
    • Bees love blue and love cluster plants like lavender and rosemary.
    • Bees don't want to sting you because they die.
    • There are over 20,000 different species of bee, found on every continent except Antarctica.
    • Honey has been shown to have many health benefits both when eaten and when applied to the skin. The darker the honey the better.
    • The bee is the only social insect to be partially domesticated by humans.

     

      Published 30 June 2007 Referencing Hub articles