Honey Bee Discovery Center
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A queen bee can lay 2,000 to 3,000 eggs a day.
A hive or nest has 30,000 to 80,000 honeybees.
The U.S. has more than 300 unique honeys available.
Honeybees fly an average of 15 miles per hour.
Requires honeybees to visit about 2 million flowers.
Worker bees average 10 trips outside the hive daily.
Bees will fly up to six miles from the hive to find food.
Are the smallest of the honeybees and always female.
The queen bee uses her stinger to fight off other queens.
Are the size of the dot over an i.
Honeys differ dependent on the nectar source bees visit.
Consists of a queen, drones, and 1000s of female worker bees.
Bees have five eyes, two are compound with thousands of facets.
Bees have four wings and six legs.
Are always males and do not have a stinger.
A honey bee's wings flap over 200 times per second.
In 2016 there was 2.66 million bee colonies in the U.S.
Honey bees use specific dances to communicate.
In the spring and summer a worker bee lives about 4 to 6 weeks.
Come from the honeybee’s 11,400 wing strokes per minute.
The amount of honey a worker bee produces in its life.
Honeybees are the only insect that produce food humans eat.