The average honey bee will make about only one twelfth of a teaspoon of honey in its lifetime.
oney has natural preservatives and bacteria can't grow in it.
Honey was found in the tombs in Egypt and it was still edible.
Honeybees can fly at a speed of 15 mph. Its wings beat 200 times per second.
Every 3rd mouthful of food is produced by bees pollinating crops.
Royal Jelly is a milky substance produced in a special gland in the worker bee's head.
Bees must collect nectar from about 2 million flowers to make 1 pound of honey.
Bees have two stomachs one stomach for eating and the other special stomach is for storing nectar collected from flowers or water so that they can carry it back to their hive.
The average life of a honey bee during the working season is about 38 days.
A queen bee can live 3 to 4 years on a diet of royal jelly.
Honey bees produce Honey, beeswax, pollen, propolis, and royal jelly.
The flowers bee forage on determines the flavor and color of the honey.
The queen can lay up to 2000 eggs per day.
Its estimated that 1100 honey bee stings are required to be fatal.
Getting statistics can be difficult, but in 2000, the World Health Organisation reported that in the USA, there were only 54 deaths attributable to bee stings – from a population of 281 million (Census data).
Statistically you are more likely to die from being struck by lighting than a bee sting.
Bee-cam located on top of the Anythink Library Commerce City Colorado. Once you have logged in to the bee-cam you may move the camera up, down, left, right, zoom in, zoom out and focus camera.
http://home.comcast.net/~high.land.beekeeping.club/site/ High Land Bee Club Roxborough Co.
http://coloradobeekeepers.org/ All of Colorado
http://www.denverbee.org/ Denver bee association
https://sites.google.com/site/4cornersbeekeepers/home 4 Corners Beekeepers Association
http://nocobees.org/ Northern Colorado Beekeepers Association
http://www.bouldercountybeekeepers.org/ Northern Colorado Beekeepers Association
http://www.pikespeakbeekeepers.org/ Colorado Springs
http://www.apishive.com/ Heidi & Chad Ragland owners of Apis Hive and Honey Co have a great website lots of information and videos on keeping bees. They also supply bees and honey. Grand Junction Colorado.
For bee packages and queens contact http://www.highlandbees.com/
Dean Chapla 303-570-8223; email@example.com
Tim Brod 303-514-9257; firstname.lastname@example.org
http://www.insectimages.org/ bee Identification website
http://bugguide.net/node/view/537572 send a photo to this website and they will try to identify it
Keeping bees in Bear country the links below is a brochure on building a bear fence for a bee enclosure and information about past bee hive damage from bear.
Building a Secure Beehive Enclosure - Colorado Division of Wildlife
USDA farming for native bees. Promoting native bees they are located in Arvada.