Fact of the Day: Bees go the distance!

bees fact of the day honey

Did you know that the honeybee has to travel an average of 43,000 miles to collect enough nectar to make a pound of honey?


A bee has to make up to 1,600 round trips in order to produce one ounce of honey; up to 6 miles per trip. That’s a lot of flying! That means that to produce one pound, she would have to do all that 8 times! It’s been estimated that to produce 2 pounds of honey, bees travel a distance equal to 4 times around the earth. Whoa!


Do you know any other fun facts? Send it to our editors and we’ll make it into a Fact of the Day for the #Nonitribe.