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National Honey Month

Removing Honeycomb

Removing Honeycomb

September is National Honey Month and to celebrate, here are some fun facts you may not know about honey:

  • Honey is 80% sugars and 20%
    water.
  • Honeybees fly at 15 miles per hour
    and will travel approximately three
    miles from their hive.
  • Bees maintain a temperature of 92-
    93 degrees in their hive regardless
    of whether the outside temperature
    is -40 or 110 degrees.
  • About 300 bees have to visit two
    million flowers to make one pound
    of honey.
  • Honey is the only food that contains
    all the substances necessary to
    sustain life, including water.
  • Worker bees are all females.
  • Male bees are called drones. They
    don’t sting and their only job is to
    mate.
  • Honey comes as extracted, liquid,
    creamed, or in the comb.
  • The queen may lay 600-800 or even
    1,500 eggs each day during her
    three or four year lifetime.
  • Bees produce honey as food stores
    for the hive during the winter when
    flowers aren’t blooming.
  • Honey never spoils. Archeologists
    have excavated ancient Egyptian
    tombs that are thousands of years
    old and found honey that is still
    well preserved and edible.
  • Honeybees never sleep.
  • Honeybees are responsible for
    approximately 80% of all fruit,
    vegetable and seed crops in the US.
  • A typical bee hive can make up to
    400 pounds of honey per year.
  • Bee colonies may contain 40,000 to
    60,000 bees during the late spring
    or early summer.
  • Honeybees are the only insect that
    produces food for humans.
  • There are more than 300 different
    honey varietals found in the US, all
    with a unique color and flavor.