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Thoughts from August 2006

gee honey

Bee_1

Did you know that honey bees have to gather nectar from two million flowers in order to make a pound of honey, which means that one bee would have to fly 3 times round the globe to make a pound of honey? Cor blimey. However, in reality the average honey bee will only make 1/12th of a teaspoon of honey in their lifetime. Sob.

But the best bee fact is that they communicate using the medium of dance, as shown in this highly informative film.

Thanks to Vicky for letting us use this photo from her flickr.

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