Bees are amazing! Here are a few facts about the Incredible Honey Bee:

* September is National Honey Month.
* A honey bee can fly up to 15 miles per hour.
* The average worker honey bee makes about 1/12th of a teaspoon of honey in her lifetime.
* To make 1 pound of honey, honey bees must tap 2,000,000 flowers.
* A hive of honey bees must fly over 55,000 miles to bring in one pound of honey.
* It would take about one ounce (two tablespoons) of honey to fuel a honey bee’s flight around the world.
* The U.S. per capita consumption of honey is 1.1 pounds.
* To make one pound of honey, honey bees must gather 10 pounds of nectar.
* A honey bee visits between 50-100 flowers during one collection trip.
* Honey bees communicate through a series of “dances” and use the sun as a reference point to communicate to other bees the angle of flight to be followed to arrive at newly discovered nectar-bearing flowers.

Hunter's Honey Farm will close on December 23rd until Tuesday, January 1st to observe the holiday season with our loved ones. We will re-open on January 2nd from 9am - 6pm. Orders will be received but will not be filled and shipped until we re-open. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Dismiss

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