World Bee Day

Celebrating World Bee Day!
Help care for our bees and their health by:

  • planting bee-friendly plants.
  • refraining where possible from using pesticides.
  • offering a habitat for them – such as an insect hotel or shallow water.

Did you know?….

  • Bees have been producing honey for at least 150 million years.
  • Bees use their antennae to smell. They can detect nectar 2km away.
  • On one flight from the hive to collect honey, a honey bee will visit
    between 50 and 100 flowers.
  • A bee must visit about four million flowers to produce 1kg of honey.
  • One beehive of honey bees can produce up to 150kg of honey per
    year.
  • Worker bees produce about 1/12th of a teaspoon of honey in their
    lifetimes.