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6. How far do they fly?

Even while bees may seem to buzz around your back garden, they’re racking up some serious frequent flyer miles. According to Benefits of Honey, a single hive of bees will log over 90,000 miles in the air.

That’s a three-time trip around the earth.

Bees may travel as far as 5 miles away from the hive to collect pollen, in turn helping those plants reproduce season after season.

Fuel-wise, a single honeybee could theoretically fly around the world on just an ounce of honey. But lugging it across the ocean is another matter.

Source: Pexels

Source: Pexels
A single bee could fly around the world on an ounce of honey.

5. How is honey made?

Bees gather nectar from flowering plants, bring it back to the hive, and eventually it winds up in a jar.

Simple, right?

The process of honeymaking is actually pretty complex. After bringing nectar back to the hive, worker bees chew it up, digest it, and encase their food in the waxy cells of the honeycomb. After enough time, the water content evaporates, leaving sweet, succulent honey.

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Matthew Russell is a West Michigan native and with a background in journalism, data analysis, cartography and design thinking. He likes to learn new things and solve old problems whenever possible, and enjoys bicycling, going to the dog park, spending time with his daughter, and coffee.