The Scoop On Honey Bees


Honey Bee Hives at Far Field

You may have noticed some beehives at the West end of Far Field Nature Preserve.  Honey Lake Bee Company maintains these hives and below are some interesting fact about honey bees!

  • Honey Bees will visit 50-100 flowers on each trip, but it takes 2 million visits to make one pound of honey and fly about 90,000 miles!
  • The average bee will make 1/12th of a teaspoon of honey in her lifetime, which is only about 6 weeks in the summer.
  • Honeybees can fly up to 6 miles (typically they stay within 2-3 miles) and fly up to 15 miles per hour.
  • In addition to honey, bees also produce: Beeswax for candles/lip balms, Propolis for medical uses, Royal Jelly for skin care, pollen for protein supplements and allergies and bee venom used for arthritis treatments.

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