Bees are highly important for everyone... without them we wouldn't have enough food to eat!
Sadly, bees are finding things tough as we change the ecosystems they live in. Climate change, use of chemicals and more are all having an impact.
Bees are fascinating and greatly misunderstood. Some interesting facts!
1. Every hive has around 10,000 bees in it!
2. Every hive has one queen!
3. The queen can live a couple of years but worker bees only live around 6 weeks!
4. In their life time the bees do at least 3 different jobs. Cleaning the house, feeding the babies and finally going out in search of nectar to make honey.
5. The male bees (drones) don't help the female bees with any of these jobs and so the females get fed up with them and kick them out of the house at the end of the summer!
6. In a healthy year a strong hive can produce 20-25kg of honey.
Inside one of our hives!
VIDEO COMING SOON!
Is your Honey Real?
Sadly our world is full of fake products including fake honey. However, there is a magical and fun way you can test the honey you have purchased to see if its real.... how? Well, real honey has a memory of the honeycomb it was created in and it will return to that shape if it gets the chance.... watch the video below to see how it works and then try it at home!