Did you know this about Honey Bees?
Bees have 5 eyes
Bees have been here around 30 million years
Bees can fly at a speed of 20 miles per hour
Bees are insects, so they have 6 legs
An average beehive can hold around 50,000 bees
Male bees in the hive are called drones
Female bees in the hive (except the queen) are called worker bees
Losing its stinger will cause a bee to die
Bees carry pollen on their hind legs called a pollen basket or corbicula
Foragers must collect nectar from about 2 million flowers to make 1 pound of honey.
The average forager makes about a half a teaspoon of honey in her lifetime.
Bees have 2 pairs of wings.
The main form of communication among honey bees is through chemicals called pheromones.
Is ‘honeybee’ one word or two?
Many people notice that dictionaries list ‘honeybee’ as one word. However, entomologists use the two-word naming convention ‘honey bee’, Both are correct!