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Honey Facts and Trivia

Honey Facts
Honey bee on a flower collecting nectar



Did you know….

  • Honey bees fly up to 24 km an hour.
  • In ancient Egypt, citizens paid their taxes with honey.
  • A honey bee visits 50 to 100 flowers during one nectar collection trip.
  • Bees have been producing honey from flowering plants for 10 to 20 million years.
  • Cleopatra is said to have used honey as part of her beauty regime.
  • Honey bees beat their wings 200 times per second.
  • All worker bees are female.
  • The average worker bee produces a twelfth of a teaspoon of honey, during their life span of 5-6 weeks.
  • Honey is a great substitute for sugar in cooking.
  • Honey has been shown to have antiseptic properties and historically was used as a dressing for wounds and a first aid treatment for burns and cuts.

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