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You better believe it! 

Bees are amazing creatures and we’re all about sharing exactly how incredible these insects are. Check out our “did you know” section for some pretty cool facts that will have you sounding like a bee expert in no time!

un-bee-lievable facts…

A Queen bee can lay up to 2,500 eggs per day !

All worker bees are female and have a normal lifespan of 45 days !

Male bees are called “Drones” and their only role is to mate with the Queen of another hive!

A typical honeybee colony has 50,000 to 80,000 bees!

  • 1 Queen  (reproductive female)
  • 300  Drones  (reproductive males)
  • 25,000   older Worker Bees, foragers  (non-reproductive females)
  • 25,000   young Worker Bees, in hive   (non-reproductive females)
  • 20,000  capped Larvae
  • 9,000   Larvae requiring food
  • 6,000   Eggs

A fully fertile Queen Bee lives 4 – 7 years compared to approximately 45 days for a worker bee! 

The Queen Bee’s diet consists exclusively of royal jelly which is produced by young worker bees.