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Bee Facts: July 2022

Nothing is more soothing than sitting and watching the bees enter and exit the hive on a warm summer day. The brood nest will have peaked by July, at which point the queen will start to cut back on the number of eggs she lays.  More facts about them are below:

Bee fact #42

Honeybee Fact

The more antioxidant properties honey contains, the darker it is.

Source: https://www.benefits-of-honey.com/dark-honey.html

Bee fact #43

Honeybee Fact

Between 60 and 100 pounds of honey can be produced annually by a single hive.

Source: http://www.goldenblossomhoney.com/education_bees.php 

Bee fact #44

Honeybee Fact

Honey was seen as a representation of love, beauty, and fertility by the ancient Greeks and Romans.

Source: http://www.goldenblossomhoney.com/education_history.php 

Bee fact #45

Honeybee Fact

People in Africa use honeybee hives to create a “bee fence” around their farms to deter elephants from entering their crops.

Source: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/227504909_Beehive_fence_deters_crop-raiding_elephants