As we are Bee obsessed we thought we would share some fun facts about these cute little black and yellow creatures.
Did you know,
- All worker bees are female.
- A bee produces a teaspoon of honey (about 5 grams) in her lifetime.
- To produce a kilogram of honey, bees fly the equivalent of three times around the world in air miles.
- The type of flower the bees take their nectar from determines the honey’s flavour.
- Male bees (drones) have bigger eyes to help them find the Queen Bee.
- Bees mate high in the sky. Afterwards the male bee loses his reproductive organs and dies.
- A Queen Bee can produce 2,000 eggs a day. Fertilised eggs become females and unfertilised eggs become males, with the help of pheromones.
- To get more bees in your garden grow more colour.
- Bees love blue and love cluster plants like lavender and rosemary.
- Bees don’t want to sting you because they die.
- There are over 20,000 different species of bee, found on every continent except Antarctica.
- Honey has been shown to have many health benefits both when eaten and when applied to the skin. The darker the honey the better.
If you’re passionate about sustainable beekeeping and wish to get involved in Australian Beekeeping have a look at our Beekeeping course and become a nationally recognised qualified beekeeper.