Bee Trivia

Test your bee knowledge with these great trivia questions:

Q. How many bees in a hive?
A. 50,000 or more

Q. How many flowers must a bee tap to make 454 g (one pound) of honey?
A. Two million (here’s the calculation)

Q. How far does a hive of bees fly to bring you 454g (one pound) of honey?
A. Over 55,000 miles (here’s the calculation)

Q. How much honey does the worker bee make in her lifetime?
A. 0.8g (1/10 teaspooon)

Q. How fast does a honeybee fly?
A. About 24 km/hr or 15 mph

Q. What is the name given to wine made with fermented honey?
A. Mead

Q. How long have bees been producing honey from flowering plants?
A. About 10-20 million years

Q. What Scotch liqueur is made with honey?
A. Drambuie

Q. How many wings does a bee have?
A. Four

Q. How many sides does each honeycomb cell have?
A. Six

Q. How many flowers does a honey bee visit during one collection trip?
A. 50-100

Q. How do honeybees communicate with each other?
A. By dancing. Honeybees do a dance which alerts other bees where nectar and pollen is located. The dance explains direction and distance.

Q. What is the per capita consumption of honey in Canada?
A. One kilo (2.2 pounds) per year.