Interesting Honeybee Facts

Published 12:46 pm Thursday, February 28, 2019

Len VanMarion
TAIS Certified
Master Beekeeper

By Len VanMarion

TAIS Certified

Master Beekeeper




A honeybee visits 1 million flowers for one pound of honey.

In a honeybees life, it will produce less than a quarter teaspoon of honey.

Honey is a natural antibacterial.

Honey found in a sealed jar in an Egyptian pyramid was still good.

A queen honeybee will lay 2000 eggs per day in spring/summer.

Worker honeybees only live six weeks in spring/summer.

Worker honeybees are all female.

When a honeybee stings you it dies.

The only way to tell the origin of honey is to look at the pollen in it under a microscope and determine what type of pollen it contains.

A strong hive will contain 40,000 bees.

A hive only has one queen.

350 million pounds of honey is imported into the U.S. each year.

The U.S had 2.6 million hives in2017.

Pollination of California Almonds requires 1.8 million hives. 70% of all U.S. hives.

It is forecast that 2 million hives will be needed in 2019.