1. There are 3 types of bees in every hive: The Queen, workers and drones.
2. The Queen can lay up to 1,500 eggs everyday and can live up to 3 years.
3. All the worker bees are females and they do all the work in the hive including, cleaning, feeding the baby bees, feeding and taking care of the queen, collecting pollen, packing pollen and nectar into cells, capping cells, building and repairing honeycombs, fanning to cool the hive and guarding the hive.
4. All the drones are males and only exist to mate with the queen. When a hive is low on food, the worker bees will starve the drones in order to keep the hive alive.
5. Bees are the only insect in the world that make food that humans can eat.
6. Honey was found in the tombs in Egypt and it was still edible! Bees have been here around 30 million years.
7. A honeybee can fly at a speed of 15 mph. Its wings beat 200 times per second or 12,000 beats per minute.
9. The average worker bee makes about 1/12th of a teaspoon of honey in her lifetime.
8. A bee must collect nectar from about 2 million flowers to make 1 pound of honey. It requires 556 worker bees to gather 1 pound of honey.
10. Bees communicate through chemical scents called pheromones and through special bee dances.
11. The average life of a honey bee during the working season is about three to six weeks.
12. There are five products that come from the hive: Honey, beeswax, pollen, propolis, and royal jelly.
13. Honey comes in different colours and flavours. The flower where the nectar was gathered from determines the flavour and colour of the honey.