Honey bees are
the most economically valuable pollinators of agricultural crops
worldwide. One third of the total human diet is dependent on plants
pollinated by insects, primarily honey bees. In North America, honey
bees pollinate more than 90 crops. The monetary value of honey bees as
commercial pollinators in the United States has been estimated to be
about $14.6 billion annually. The economic value of honey bees in North
Carolina over the last five years, has averaged $88 million in annual
fruit and vegetable production (67.
- Honey bees must visit some 2 million flowers to make one pound of honey.
- Honey bees fly about 55,000 miles to bring in enough nectar to make one pound of honey.
- About one ounce of honey would fuel a honey bee's flight around the world.
- Honey bees have been producing honey from flowering plants for about 10-20 million years.
- The average honey bee worker makes 1/12 teaspoon of honey in her lifetime.
- Honey bees contribute 8 to 10 billion dollars to the U.S. economy yearly.
- Honey bees have four wings that are latched into pairs by hooks.
Honey is as old as written history
Honey is an organic, natural sugar alternative with no additives that is
easy on the stomach, adapts to all cooking processes, and has an
Honey is as old as written history, dating back to 2100 B.C. where it
was mentioned in Sumerian and Babylonian cuneiform writings, the Hittite
code, and the sacred writings of India and Egypt. It is presumably even
older than that.
Its name comes from the Englishhunig,and it was the first and most widespread sweetener used by man.