Did You Know? .... Bees consume 35 to 60 kilograms of honey per season..... A bee's flight speed is between 6 to 9 miles per hour carring a load and 8 miles per hour empty..... Each bee sting contains 150 micrograms of venom..... Once a honey bee stings someone, it causes the bee to die..... A bee's flight range is a 2 mile radius or 8000 acres..... The maximum flight range is between 5 to 8 miles..... Through out it's entire life, a bee flies approximately 500 miles..... The first bees appeared on Earth between 146 to 174 million years ago..... Some bees make from 1 to 29 trips to collect nectar in a day..... A bee spends 5 to 150 minutes on each trip when searching for nectar..... At some times in her life, a queen is fed every 20 to 30 minutes..... Each larva (baby bee) is inspected and visited by about 1300 bees..... A full load for a bee is 85% it's body weight which is about 30 milligrams of nectar..... A honey bee has four wings and six legs..... The average number of bees in a hive is between 30,000 to 60,000..... A queen can lay between 1000 to 3000 eggs in one day..... A honey bee's wings beat 11,400 times per minute (180 beats a second) causing their buzz sound.....

A Bit about Bees...
Anatomy of a Honey Bee
Buzzy the Bee Puzzle
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Buzzy Bee Tic-Tac-Toe
Beehive Maze
Bee Buzz Word Search

This section constructed by Sowkya Rangarajan
a 2001 MSU MAP student.

Last updated Sunday, 05-Oct-2003 22:12:43 EDT