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News Flash

Did You Know:

  • Honey bees' wings stroke 11,400 times per minute, thus making their distinctive buzz.
  • A Honey bee flies 15 M.P.H.
  • During the summer, the typical honey bee colony contains between 40,000 to 70,000 bees.
  • A Honey bee has 5 eyes, two of which are compound and three simple eyes. 
  • Secreted from glands, beeswax is used by the honeybee to build honey comb. It is used by humans in drugs, cosmetics, artists' materials, furniture polish and candles.
  • Honey bees are not aggressive by nature, and will not sting unless protecting their hive from an intruder or are unduly provoked. 
  • Worker bees cooperate to find food and use a pattern of "dancing" (known as the waggle dance) to communicate information regarding resources with each other.

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