FROM THE HIVE TO YOU
Honey bees are the only insects that produce food for humans. One healthy hive contains approximately 40–60 thousand bees. During the honey production period, a bee's lifespan is only 4 – 6 weeks.
Honey bees visit approximately two million flowers to make one pound of honey.
A bee travels an average of 1,600 round trips in order to produce one ounce of honey – flying as far as 6 miles per round trip. To produce 2 pounds of honey, bees travel a distance equal to 4 times around the earth.
Bees fly at an average of 13 – 15 miles per hour.
Bees from the same hive visit approximately 225,000 flowers per day – one bee usually visits between 50 and 1000 flowers per day, but sometimes up to several thousand.
Queens lay approximately 1,500 to 2,000 eggs per day at a rate of 5 or 6 per minute – one queen lays between 175,000 and 200,000 eggs per year.
The average temperature of a hive is 93.5º F.
Beeswax production in most hives weighs only about 1 1/2% to 2% of the honey yield.
In order to produce 1 pound of beeswax, bees eat approximately 8 pounds of honey.
No Pesticides - The bees that make our local honey use blossoms from the plants in the immediate areas of their mobile hives placed in areas with no pesticides.
Organic Honey? - The FDA will not allow any honey to be labeled organic. Honey bees themselves are organic but they can fly anywhere to harvest nectar. They usually stay close to their mobile hive but there is no way to guarantee that one bee did not get non-organic nectar.
Raw honey is completely safe and completely natural. Try some today!