1. A "fully-loaded" bee flies 6 to 9 miles per hour
2. When a bee is "empty," she lazes along at 8 mph
3. Bees can fly up to eight miles from their hive, but they usually stay within a 2-mile radius
4. Nectar Collecting:
100-1,500 flowers per load
up to 29 round trips per day
a trip can last from 5 to 150 minutes
5. In order to produce 150 pounds of honey, the bees in one hive have to fly the equivalent of 13 trips to the moon and back again.
I have 590 more days to go on my blog. I wonder, in terms of effort, how that compares to even one trip to the moon. Bees are amazing, aren't they?
I pulled these tidbits from The Beekeeper's Handbook by Diana Sammataro & Alphonse Avitabile.
Beeatitude for Day #10:
Blessed are they who care enough about us to learn what we need, for they shall be full of interesting facts to astound their friends.