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INTERESTING BEE FACTS
Did you that the drone or male bee has a mother and no father but has a grandfather.
There are 3 types of bee found inside a hive, the queen, worker bees that are all female and male drone bees.
The queen bee lays up to 2000 eggs a day and can live for up to 5 years. A worker bee will be lucky to live for 8 weeks.
To make 1kg of honey the bees need to bring in up to 5kg of nectar from trees and flowers.
A bee would be lucky to make an 1/8 of a teaspoon of honey in her lifetime.
A fully populated honeybee hive could contain 60,000 bees.
The honeybee is the only insect farmed by humans that we consider to be livestock and produce food on a massive scale both directly and indirectly through pollination.
Honey has long been considered as a medicine and only recently this has been proven to be true. Honey can kill bacteria by dehydrated the cell causing the cell wall to rupture.
Did you know that honey is a true probiotic? 1 tablespoon a day is all you need to promote healthy gut bacteria.
Beeswax is actually the fat of the bee and to produce 1 kilo of wax the honeybees will need to consume up to 8 kilos of honey.
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