Facts:

Facts:
•	Honeybees are the only insect that produces food for people. 
•	Honeybees are a great scien

  

  • Honeybees are the only insect that produces food for people. 
  • Honeybees are a great scientific mystery because they have remained unchanged for 20 million years even though the world has changed around them. 
  • Honeybees are responsible for the pollination of approximately 80% of all fruit, vegetable and seed crops in the United States. 
  • Bees collect 66 lbs of pollen per year, per hive.  Pollen is the male germ cells produced by all flowering plants for fertilization and plant embryo formation. 
  • The Honeybee uses pollen as food. 
  • Properly cured honey (honey with less than 18% water) will never spoil. 
  • Honey has antibacterial properties which combats infections and speeds the healing process. 
  • Honeybees have to travel over 55,000 miles and visit approximately 2 million flowers to make 1 pound of honey.