Bee Facts

Did you know that:

  • It takes about twenty thousand trips by a bee, and roughly four million stops at blossoms to produce a single pound of honey.
  • A Bee collecting nectar can carry a load up to 90% of its body weight.
  • Worker bees are only made up of females.
  • Hobby beekeepers account for 50% of the bee colonies in the United States and 40% of domestic honey production.
  • Honeybees are not native to the USA. They are European in origin, and were brought to North America by the early settlers.
  • Honey never spoils and has been found in Egyptian tombs.
  • Did you know that a honey bee produces 1/12 teaspoon of honey in their lifetime.
  • It takes a hive of bees to fly 55,000 miles to produce one pound of honey.
  • The Honey Bee is the New Jersey State Insect.