A few months ago it was “cold and rainy in Germany today … so the bees decided to cuddle up to keep warm!” – UW*Germany*. Did You know? Over the course of a lifetime a single bee will produce less than a teaspoon of honey. Bees smell with their antennae and can taste through their feet.
2 sweet weeks about the honey bee 6.The Beehive State Although Utah enjoys the title “The Beehive State,” the top honey-producing states include California, Florida, and South Dakota. In 1998, the United States made over 89,000 metric tons of honey. China, the world’s top honey-producer, created more than 140,000 metric tons of honey in 1997. (PBS
2 sweet weeks about the honey bee 4. Necessities of Life While foraging for nectar and pollen, bees inadvertently transfer pollen from the male to the female components of flowers. Each year, bees pollinate 95 crops worth an estimated $10 billion in the U.S. alone. All told, insect pollinators contribute to one-third of the world’s
2 sweet weeks about the honey bee 2. A Spoonful of… Honey: In the course of her lifetime, a worker bee will produce 1/12th of a teaspoon of honey. (PBS NOVA) See our honey bee hive live cam or get a view from the outside in their Landing Zone.
2 sweet weeks about the honey bee 1. Appetizing! Bees do not create honey; they are actually improving upon a plant product, nectar. The honey we eat is nectar that bees have repeatedly regurgitated and dehydrated. (PBS NOVA) See our honey bee live cam with an inside view as they rebuild their hive in Germany.