Bee Trivia

To produce a single jar of honey, foraging honey bees have to travel the equivalent of three times around the world.

If you remove a queen honey bee from her hive, within 15 minutes all the bees in the hive know about it.

The average weight of a honey bee (Apis mellifera) pollen load is 10-13 mg.

Beehives have been kept on the roof of the Bank of England and the roof of the Opera House, Paris, France. 

Cotton soaked in honey and lemon juice has been used as a contraceptive in Egypt for 2000 years. 

After the human race, the honey bee is probably the most studied creature. For nearly 60 years, IBRA has gathered information on bees that is used by scientists and beekeepers all over the world. Its knowledge base is unique and it publishes some of the world's leading journals and books this specialist field. 

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