• Of the 2000 species of bee in the world only four of them produce honey.
  • Bees do not sleep.
  • Fossil records show that bees first appeared on earth about 150 million years ago
  • The oldest known record of humans interest in honeybees is a drawing on a cave wall in eastern Spain, which is dated to approximately 8,000-11,000 years old. It depicts a man climbing a ladder to collect honey from a nest. Similar drawings have also been found in caves in Zimbabwe and South Africa.
  • Ancient records show that beekeeping originated about 6,000 years ago in both China and Egypt
  • The average worker bee will fly approximately 500 miles before it wears out and dies
  • A queen bee has to eat 80 times her own weight to produce 2,000 eggs per day
  • A bee will visit 50 - 100 flowers during one trip
  • Honey can range in colour from white to gold to dark brown and it usually has a stronger taste when it's colour is darker.
  • A bee must tap 2 million flowers to make 1lb of honey and would have to fly 55,000 miles to get it