Did you know!? (10 great facts about bees)

1. Bees don’t sleep
2. Bees live for 6 weeks and work until they drop. Literally.
3. The honey bee has been around for millions of years.
4. Honey bees can see 300 frames per second—which means watching you swat
your hand at one looks like a series of VERY slow moving images.
5. Bees can fly up to 20 miles per hour. Good luck outrunning one!
6. Egyptians used honey to embalm humans over 6,000 years ago.
7. The average bee can fly over 500 miles in its lifetime.
8. A single mature hive contains up to 50,000 bees!
9. Honey bees originate from Europe.
10. Bees are awesome.

3 thoughts on “Did you know!? (10 great facts about bees)

  1. Thank you for the information. I will now be able to carry an intelligent conversation.

  2. Lowen says:

    First fermented beverages enjoyed by humans were probably honey wines, or mead.

  3. Tommy Van de VoordeTommy says:

    Regarding honey bees sleeping. As recent studies show the opposite apparently. They do sleep in very small time frames. They get into a state of immobilisation, which can be described as sleeping ^^

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