What You Didn't Know About Bees

  • A bee has to visit 2 million flowers to make one pound of honey.

  • The life's work of a bee is, on average, approximately one-twelfth of a teaspoon of honey.

  • To an allergic, one bee sting can be fatal, in everyone else it takes one thousand stings per kilogram of body weight.

  • While mating the testes of the drone will explode (this is an audible pop), it dies before hitting the ground.  Its more important counterpart, the queen, then continues to cause the death of up to thirteen more males.

  • A bee's job depends on its age, first it cleans out the cell it hatched from, later on it gets to feed baby bees, then it builds comb and nearing the end of its life it guards and forages until it dies.  Bees literally work themselves to death (efficiently).

  • A queen lays anywhere between 1-3 times her body weight in eggs every day.