Save the Bees 

Did you know 16 ounces of honey requires 1,152 bees to travel 112,000 miles and visit 4.5 million flowers? 

A single colony of honeybees can pollinate 300 million flowers per day. There are up to 80,000 honeybees in a colony. A single bee colony can produce 60 to 100 pounds of honey annually. 

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! 


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