Did you know 16 ounces of honey requires 1,152 bees to travel 112,000 miles and visit 4.5 million flowers?
Each year a honeybee hive collects 66 pounds of pollen. A honeybee carries up to 35% of its body weight in pollen. A honeybee will visit 50 to 100 flowers per flight. That’s an average of 26,667 trips for 1 pound of honey!
For more fun and interesting facts on honeybees, click here.
In the meantime, save the bees! The MU Extension Council is offering a beekeeping program coming up soon! See below for details!