Honey bee colonies can have up to 100,000 bees in it.
Honeybees can fly around 25km per hour and beat their wings 200 times per second.
A honey bee will make only about 1/12 of a teaspoon of honey in its lifetime.
The oldest fermented beverage is Mead, made from fermented honey.
Honey has nutritional, therapeutic, medicinal, and cosmetic value and is the only food produced by insects for human consumption.
Honey has all the substances necessary to sustain life: enzymes, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and water.
This year we have two beehives on the farm. One is down by the pond. The other is in the garden area. We hope to have a great harvest of honey this year! Unfortunately the bees that were purchased last year decided to find other homes.
We have been beekeepers for several years now and have taken a beekeeping class. Many of the hives have been constructed and painted by hand on the homestead. We hope to capture some local hives this year.
If you visit us for yurt camping, you'll see many insects buzzing about ... some of them might be honeybees!