Discover the wonders of honey bees with our fascinating honey bee facts.

Honey bee airborne in front of a pink clover.

  • Honey bees are social insects and live together in nests or hives.
  • A hive contains around 50,000 worker bees on average.
  • The honey bee uses dance movements to communicate information about the location of food sources.
  • A honey bee can fly up to 12 to 15 miles per hour.
  • A honey bee visits 50 to 100 flowers in one trip.
  • It takes 2 million flower visits to make one pound of honey. The bees fly 55,000 miles back and forth to bring that honey.
  • One ounce of honey would fuel a bees flight around the world.
  • A honey bee only makes an average of 1/12 of a teaspoon of honey in her lifetime.
  • Honey bees never sleep.
Twenty-five honey bees around a small puddle of honey in the shape of a heart.

  • The honey bee is the only insect that produces food for humans.
  • Honey is full of a variety of vitamins and essential minerals, antioxidants, and amino acids.
  • Eating honey is a natural way to get an energy boost. It's glucose and fructose are quickly digested by the body. Studies have shown it to be effective in preventing fatigue and enhancing athletic performance.
  • Honey is an antimicrobial agent and can be used effectively on minor scrapes or burns. It has been shown to speed the healing of wounds.
  • Honey naturally attracts and retains moisture and has long been used as a beauty treatment. Cleopatra used honey as part of her daily beauty regimen.
  • Honey keeps very well. A pot of honey was found in King Tut's tomb - and tasted great!

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