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Bruce Lowe servicing hives

Key Facts About Honey Bees

A single worker bee produces less than 1 teaspoon of honey during its lifetime.

A worker bee lives for an average of six weeks.

A single hive holds about 50,000 bees.

11,000 bees are required to make a 500g jar of Manuka Honey.

Bees fly the equivalent of twice around the world to make a 500g jar of honey.

A honey bee flies up to 25 kph and its wings beat 200 times per second or 12,000 beats / minute.

Honey is one of the safest foods – most harmful bacteria cannot live in honey for any length of time.

Manuka Honey is only found in the wilderness areas of New Zealand.