An average honey bee makes around 1/12 tea spoon of honey in it’s lifetime. An average honey bee lives around 4-5 weeks.
A colony of bees can make quite a lot of honey, but that’s also a lot of bees. It’s estimated that one bee makes only 1/12th of a teaspoon of honey in its short lifetime. So everytime you use honey, remember how many bees’ life work went into making that whole jar! It’s really something!
In an entire lifetime, the average worker honeybee will make only 1/12 of a teaspoon’s worth of honey.
Honey bees are required to consume 17 to 20 pounds of honey per pound of beeswax produced, and they produce beeswax from eight paired glands beneath their abdomen. To survive the winter, a hive requires 20 to 30 pounds of honey. In a bee’s lifetime of 4 weeks, it will produce approximately one to two teaspoons’ worth of honey. It makes ten trips a day collecting nectar from 100 flowers on each journey.
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