Facts Abouts Honey

Facts about Bees

Honeybees have fascinated scientists for decades...and for good reason! The bee hive is a delicate colony where each sector of the community must play out its well-defined role in order for the community to survive. There are 3 types of honeybees: the worker, the drone and the queen - none of which can live on their own. Honeybees are one of science's great mysteries because they have remained unchanged for 20 million years, even though the world changed around them.

Realities About Bees

Bees have been producing honey for at least 150 million years. The true honeybee was not known in the Americas until Spanish, Dutch, and English settlers introduced it near the end of the 17th century. Did you know that bees have 4 wings? The honeybee’s wings stroke 11,400 times per minute, thus making their distinctive buzz. A bee flies at a rate of about 12 miles per hour. How many eyes does a honeybee have? Five. Honeybees communicate with one another by “dancing”. 

The queen bee is the busiest in the summer months, when the hive needs to be at its maximum strength. She will lay about 1,000 to 1,500 eggs per day. In the cold winter months, bees will leave the hive only to take a short cleansing flight. They are fastidious about the cleanliness of their hive. Honeybees do not die out over the winter. 

They feed on the honey they collected during the warmer months and patiently wait for spring. They form a tight cluster in their hive to keep the queen and themselves warm. It takes 35 pounds of honey to provide enough energy for a small colony of bees to survive the winter.

Honeybee colonies have unique odors that members flash like identification cards at the hive's front door. All the individual bees in a colony smell enough alike so that the guard bees can identify them.

Fact About Honey

Honey for Humen

Honey has no adverse effects on human body. It is considered to be the best natural medicine having antibiotic, laxative, anti-allergic antiviral, anti-inflammatory, anti-carcinogenic, expectorant, anti-anemic, tonic, mild sedative and blood purifying properties and develop resistance against diseases in human body.

Substances in Honey

Some substances in honey cannot be identified, hence they cannot be chemically reproduced. Wild Beri honey is a naturally dark honey. It contains lot of iron. In order to produce 1 kg of honey the bees have to collect nectar from 3 to 5 million blossoms and made about 60,000 trips from the hive to the blossoms and back

Nature of Honey

100 grams of honey contain 304 calories or 1 tablespoon full contain 60 calories. Pure honey crystallizes.​ Honey is hygroscopic in nature. It means that it absorbs moisture from the air. Naturally darker honeys contain more iron than do light honeys. Do not confuse overheated honeys which become dark on heating with naturally dark honeys

Variations of Honey

Varieties of honey depend on types of plant and the area in which it blooms. Each has its individual flavor and color. Honey is a high energy carbohydrate food. Types of Honeys are Extracted honey, Creamed honey, Chunk honey and Comb honey.