Bee & Honey Facts

+ A honeybee must travel over 55,000 miles and visit about 2 million flowers to make 1 pound of honey.

+ Honey is the only food that includes all the substances necessary to sustain life, including water.

+ A typical beehive can make hundreds of pounds of honey per year.

+ The average beehive has about 60,000 bees.

+ Honeybees usually swarm in the spring time when colonies are most likely to grow rapidly.

+ A single honeybee will only produce approximately 1/12 teaspoon of honey in her lifetime.

+ Honey speeds the healing process and combats infections.

+ Honey never spoils.

+ Honey will eventually crystallize. This does not affect the taste or storage life. In fact, honey will never go bad. If your honey does crystallize you may bring it back to a liquid state by gently heating under hot water—no hotter than 140 degrees.

+ Honeybees pollinate approximately 80% of all fruit, vegetable and seed crops in the U.S.