- Scientific Name: Apis mellifera
- Common Name: Honeybee
- Native to: Eastern Africa or Asia
- Naturalized in: Nearly the whole world, except Antartica
Wax to Honey Ratio
For every pound of wax produced, the bees need to eat 6-8 pounds (lbs) of honey.
True Appreciation for Honey
Each honey bee produces just 1/12th of a teaspoon of honey in her lifetime (on average).
Bees Would Fly 10,000 Miles… And then some!
A hive of bees will fly about 90,000 miles to produce one (1) kilogram of honey.
Additional Honeybee Information:
- A honeybee algorithm won the 2016 Golden Goose prize. The algorithm mimics a foraging honey bees behavior and is extremely efficient in systems engineering!
- Carpenter Bee