20 fun facts about Australian Honey and Bees!

Suitable for school age children doing projects.

Did you Know?

  1. There are three types of bees; Queen, Worker and Drone.
  2. A colony of bees can contain between 20,000 and 60,000 bees, but only one queen bee.
  3. Honey means ‘enchant’ in Hebrew.
  4. Bees are the only insects in the world that make food for humans.
  5. In America 80% of the pollination of the fruit, vegetable and seed crops is done by honeybees.
  6. Beekeepers only take the honey that the bees do not need, but this can be as much as 45kg from one hive!
  7. Honeybees have five eyes.
  8. Bees have two separate stomachs; one for food and another just for nectar.
  9. Honeybees never sleep and they communicate by dancing and using pheromones.
  10.  Honey stored properly, never goes off or expires. Honey vats were actually found underground in King Tut’s tomb 2000 years later.
  11.  The queen bee is the largest bee in the hive. She can lay up to 2,000 eggs a day, twice her own body weight!
  12.  Drones only job is to mate with queen bees. They do no other work and don’t even have a stinger.
  13.  Worker bees are all female and are the only ones that will sting you if they feel threatened.
  14.  In ancient times, German peasants were required to pay their lords with honey and beeswax.
  15.  Honey contains all of the substances needed to sustain life, including enzymes, water, minerals and vitamins.
  16.  Honey’s ability to attract and retain moisture means that it has long been used as a beauty treatment. It was part of Cleopatra’s daily beauty ritual.
  17.  Native Americas used to call the honeybee, “White Man’s Flies,” because swarms came after the Europeans arrival.
  18.  It would take 1,100 bees to make 1kg of honey and they would have to visit 4 million flowers.
  19.  Two tablespoons of honey would fuel a honeybee to fly once around the world.
  20.  There are lots of different types of honey which taste different depending on the flowers used to make it.


    关于澳大利亚蜂蜜和蜜蜂的20个有趣事实! 适合学龄儿童做项目。


    1. 蜜蜂有三​​种类型。女王,女工蜂和雄蜂
    2. 一个蜂群可以容纳20,000至60,000只蜂,但只有一只女王蜂。
    3. 蜂蜜在希伯来语中意为“附魔”。
    4. 蜜蜂是世界上唯一能为人类提供食物的昆虫。
    5. 在美国,水果,蔬菜和种子作物的80%授粉是由蜜蜂完成的。
    6. 养蜂人只服用蜜蜂不需要的蜂蜜,但是从一个蜂巢中提取的蜂蜜可能多达45公斤!
    7. 蜜蜂有五只眼睛。
    8. 蜜蜂有两个分开的肚子。一种用于食物,另一种仅用于花蜜。
    9. 蜜蜂从不睡觉,他们通过跳舞和使用信息素进行交流。
    10.  正确储存的蜂蜜永远不会脱落或过期。 2000年前的蜂蜜罐在图特国王的墓中被发现。
    11.  女王蜂是蜂巢中最大的蜂。她每天最多可以产下2,000个鸡蛋,是她自身体重的两倍!
    12.  雄性无人蜂唯一的工作就是与蜂王交配。他们没有其他工作,甚至没有毒刺。
    13.  所有工蜂都是雌性, 如果您威胁他们,他们会刺伤您。
    14.   在德国古代,农民被要求用蜂蜜和蜂蜡向他们的主人纳税。
    15.  蜂蜜含有维持生命所需的所有物质,包括酶,水,矿物质和维生素。
    16.   蜂蜜具有吸引和保持水分的能力,这意味着它长期以来一直被用作美容护理。这是克娄巴特拉的日常美容仪式。
    17.  美洲原住民习惯将蜜蜂称为“白人苍蝇”,因为欧洲人抵达后蜂拥而至。
    18.  制作1公斤蜂蜜需要1100蜜蜂,它们需要飞到400万朵花上。
    19.   两汤匙的蜂蜜可以使蜜蜂飞过地球一次
    20.  有很多不同类型的蜂蜜,其味道因所用的花朵而异。



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