Ray's Woodland Honey

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Bees typically forage between one and two miles from the hive.

At the peak of the honey-gathering season, a strong, healthy hive will have a population of approximately 50,000 bees.

The honeybee is not born knowing how to make honey; the younger bees are taught by the more experienced ones.

Some worker bees are nurse bees. Their job is to feed and tend the larvae in the brood chambers.

A honeybee visits between 50 and 100 flowers during one collection flight from the hive.

In order to produce 1 pound of honey, 2 million flowers must be visited.

A hive of bees must fly 55,000 miles to produce a pound of honey.

One bee colony can produce 60 to 100 pounds of honey per year.

An average worker bee makes only about 1/12 teaspoon of honey in its lifetime.

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