Dropping in for a bite! Hoverfly on Rhododendron New Zealand

AndreaEL

Gore, New Zealand

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Hover fly on a Rhododendron New Zealand Southland.

*Honeybees are the only insects that produce food for humans.
*Just a single hive contains approximately 40-45,000 bees!
*During honey production periods, a bee’s life span is about 6 weeks.
*Honeybees visit about 2 million flowers to make one pound of honey.
*A bee travels an average of 1600 round trips in order to produce one ounce of honey; up to 6 miles per trip. To produce 2 pounds of honey, bees travel a distance equal to 4 times around the earth.
*Bees fly an average of 13-15 mph.
*Bees from the same hive visit about 225,000 flowers per day. One single bee usually visits between 50-1000 flowers a day, but can visit up to several thousand.
*Queens will lay almost 2000 eggs a day at a rate of 5 or 6 a minute. Between 175,000-200,000 eggs are laid per year.
*The average hive temperature is 93.5 degrees.
*Beeswax production in most hives is about 1 1/2% to 2% of the total honey yield.
*About 8 pounds of honey is eaten by bees to produce 1 pound of beeswax.
Location Taken: Gore, Southland, New Zealand.
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