Did you know…
Bees pollinate as many as 170 thousand species of plants.
Every third tablespoon of food is dependent on pollination.
A honey bee lives for approximately 5 weeks and produces 1/12 of a teaspoon of honey.
To make a kilogram of honey, a bee must visit four million flowers and fly four times the distance around the world.
A bee colony can be compared to a small city. It contains 30 to 60 thousand bee workers, from 300 to one thousand drones (males), and the queen bee.
Honey bees do not hibernate, but they gather together into winter clusters and thus warm themselves up. They remain active all winter long.
Honey bees are the only bee species that die after a sting.
Bees are very economical and rational construction workers – honeycombs are among the most efficiently organised structures in nature; the honeycomb walls are joined at an angle of 120°, thus forming a complete hexagon.
Happy World Bee Day!