Honeybees & Their Work
Honeybees visit 50-100 flowers during one honey collecting trip.
Honey Cooking Tips
· To make one pound of honey, bees must visit 2 million flowers.
· Each working honeybee will produce 1/12th teaspoon of honey
during their lifetime.
· A single beehive will fly over 55,000 miles to make 16oz.
· A honeybee can fly 15mph.
· In a single day, a honeybee may fly 12 miles and pollinate
as many as 10,000 flowers.
· While gathering flower nectar, honeybees will store their
collected nectar in a special honey stomach. Once full, the bees place
their nectar in an empty hive honeycomb.
· Natural head gland chemicals from the honeybees combine with
water evaporation in the nectar to create the resulting honey.
· Rather than hibernating during winter months, honeybees feed
on stored supplies and share body heat.
Honey can be used to help skin heal faster.
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· Honey dissolves head cold mucus buildups.
· Hot tea with lemon and honey provides noted relief.
· In many recipes, honey can be substituted for all of the
called for sugar.
· For sweetening, ¾ cup honey equals one cup of sugar.
· 12oz. of honey equals a standard measuring cup.
· Before adding honey to a measuring cup, spray a non-stick
spray within the cup for easy honey removal.
· Reduce the amount of liquid in a baked goods recipe by ¼
cup for each cup of honey used.
· Reduce oven temperatures 25 degrees F. to prevent over browning
of honey baked goods.
· Honey should NEVER be fed to infants below one year of age.
· Much of the commercially produced honey in the U.S. has been
thinned with added syrups.
One third of the U.S. food supply is directly or indirectly benefited
by honeybee pollination.
· 3.5 million acres of U.S. fruit, vegetable, oilseed, and
legume seed crops depend on insect pollination. Another 63 million
acres receive some benefit from insect pollination.
· Approximately 80% of insect crop pollination is accomplished
· Since 1980, U.S. honey production has averaged over 200 million
pounds per year.
· U.S. per capita consumption of honey is approximately 1.4
pounds per year
information, visit the National
Honey Board @ www.nhb.org
thanks to Rick London for his
lighthearted contributions to this page.
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