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How Busy is a Bee?

Worker bees fly hundreds of miles each year to collect pollen for honey.

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Worker bees fly hundreds of miles each year to collect pollen for honey.

Emily Mussey, Contributor

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In its lifetime, an average worker bee can only make 1/12 of a teaspoon of honey. This is virtually nothing when compared to the amount of honey it takes to fill a 12 oz bear shaped container.

In a year, a busy bee colony produces 60 to 100 pounds of honey. It takes thousands of bees to make this amount.

To make a single pound of honey, a bee colony must fly 55,000 miles. That is like flying around the earth twice.

Bees really are busy!

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