Want to learn how to start beekeeping? Basic information you need (part 1)
Honey bees are natural pollinators and are responsible for helping to pollinate numerous crops and flowering plants. Over 70 percent of plants need bees to pollinate their flowers and therefore they play an important role in human survival within the food ecosystem.
Honeybees visit 50 to 100 flowers during one collection trip. It is therefore important to have many flower varieties within your bee keeping area. Annuals are the best and having flowering plants every season, will greatly increase the production of honey and other bee by-products like bees wax, propolis, royal jelly, bee bread, and bee venom.
A single ounce of honey (28 grams), represents the work of 12 bees gathering nectar from 12 flowers for an entire month!
The average worker bee makes about 1/12 teaspoon of honey in her lifetime.
A honeybee can fly up to 24km/15 miles per hour - but only when it's flying with pollen or nectar, not when it's returning to the hive empty-handed.
Takeaway: Bees are amazing creatures who do lots of important work for us!