Honey Bee Math
Do the Honey Bee Math
- Bees fly a few tenths of a mile up to 6 miles to gather nectar.
- Bees leave the hive 15 times per day and visit around 100 flowers each time – that’s 1,500 flowers a day!
- Bees can collect up to 4-5 pounds of nectar each day.
- 4 pounds of nectar = 1 pound of honey.
- 8 pounds of nectar = 1 pound of beeswax.
- 1 lb of honey = visiting two million flowers and flying 55,000 miles.
- The average worker bee produces about 1/12th tsp of honey in her lifetime.
- The 6 sided hex shape of honeycomb is the strongest shape per material weight.
- Bees can not see the color red (it looks green to them), but they can detect ultraviolet reflectance.
- Americans consume about 1.31 pounds of honey per person annually.