Kindergarten had a very informative presentation on honey bees this Tuesday. Many of our students tried two types of honey – Tupelo and Buckwheat so sweet and tasty! We also examined honey comb wax – so intricate and light.

We learned these facts:

  • average hive has 50,000 bees
  • each flight bees visit 50 to 100 flowers on a sunny warm day
  • bees eat honey to make wax
  • each bee produces only 1/12 of a teaspoon of honey in their lifetime
  • all worker bees are female – live about 5 or 6 weeks
  • the queen bee can live up to 5 years

Thank you for teaching us about honey bees, Miss Lisa!