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Honey Trivia

1. How many flowers must honey bees tap to make one pound of honey?   Two million. 2. How far does a hive of bees fly to bring you one pound of honey?   Over 55,000 miles. 3. How much honey does the average worker honey bee make in her lifetime?     1/12 teaspoon. ...

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Notable, Quotable Honey

“If you want to gather honey, don’t kick over the beehive.” Abraham Lincoln “The only reason for being a bee that I know of is making honey… and the only reason for making honey is so I can eat it.” Winnie the Pooh House at Pooh Corner by A.A. Milne ...

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Honey History Facts

LITERATURE: 21ST CENTURY B.C. Honey is alluded to in the Sumerian and Babylonian cuneiform writings, the Hittite code, the sacred writings of India, the Vedas and in the ancient writings of Egypt. BIBLICAL Palestine is often referred to as “the land of milk and honey.” (Exodus ...

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Honey Color and Flavor

Honey Color and Flavor - It all depends on where the bees buzz The color and flavor of honeys differ depending on the nectar source (the blossoms) visited by the honey bees. In fact, there are more than 300 unique types of honey available in the United States, each originating from a different ...

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Honey Industry Facts

Beekeepers and Honeybee Colonies There are an estimated 115,000 – 125,000 beekeepers in the United States.1  The vast majority are hobbyists with less than 25 hives.  Commercial beekeepers are those with 300 or more hives.  The number of U.S. honey bee colonies producing ...

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Honey Bee Facts

The Colony Honey bees are social insects, with a marked division of labor between the various types of bees in the colony. A colony of honey bees includes a queen, drones and workers. The Queen The queen is the only sexually developed female in the hive. She is the largest bee in the colony. ...

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Web Content and Photo Usage Guidelines

These guidelines specify the proper use of our Web content and photos. Web Content (Information from the NHB Web sites) Recipes are not copyrighted and may be used freely in print and on the Web. We do ask that you credit the National Honey Board and link to http://www.honey.com when using a ...

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