Honey Bees: Vital For Crop Production

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The Farmer's Almanac

15 Fascinating Facts About Honey Bees

by Debbie Hadley ThoughtCo.

No other insect serves human needs like the honey bee. For centuries, beekeepers have raised honey bees, harvesting the sweet honey they produce and relying on them to pollinate crops. Honey bees pollinate an estimated one-third of all the food crops we consume. Here are 15 facts about honey bees you might not know.

Honey Bees Can Fly Up to 15 Miles per Hour

Fifteen miles per hour might seem fast, but in the bug world, it’s actually rather slow. Honey bees are built for short trips from flower to flower, not for long-distance hauls. Their tiny wings must flap 12,000 to 15,000 times per minute just to keep their pollen-laden bodies aloft for the flight home.

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Carol graduated from Riverside White Cross School of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio and received her diploma as a registered nurse. She attended Bowling Green State University where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Literature. She attended the University of Toledo, College of Nursing, and received a Master’s of Nursing Science Degree as an Educator.

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