A single honey bee colony can produce more than 100 pounds (45 kg) of extra honey and this is what is harvested by the beekeeper.
A colony of honey bees in early spring has 20,000-40,000 bees.
A colony of honey bees in summer has 80-100,000 bees.
A worker bee gathers in her entire life 0.8 gram (0.0288 ounce) of honey.
The majority of the hive is worker bees (female) with a few drones(male).
A honey bee flies up to 24 km /hr or 15 mph and its wings beat 200 times per second or 12,000 beats / minute.
Royal Jelly is fed to a worker egg to produce a queen bee. It is said to have many cell rejuvenating properties.
Bees fly more than once around the world to gather a pound of honey.
Bees use to be kept in a hive made of straw that was called a skep.
It requires 556 worker bees to gather a pound of honey.
Honey is nature's unrefined sweetener produced by the bees from the nectar of flowers.
A normal colony of honey bees contains only one QUEEN who may lay 1,000 plus eggs per day during her busy season.
The average life of a honey bee during the working season is about six weeks.
Beeswax is produced by the bees. It is a sweet smelling golden coloured wax. It has various uses including candles, cosmetics, polishes, etc.
Pollen is gathered on the bee's legs when they land on a flower for nectar. Pollen contains many nutrients, amino acids, minerals, vitamins and enzymes.
Propolis is a sticky substance that bees produce from the buds of trees. The anti-bacterial properties in propolis, is why it is referred to as the medicine form the beehive.
There are five products that come from the hive: Honey, beeswax, pollen, propolis and royal jelly.