Honey and Pollen Fun Facts
Bees make a lot of honey. A typical hive will yield about 100 pounds of honey per year. It takes roughly 2 million flowers to produce this much honey!
Local bee pollen has been shown to help reduce inflammation, boost your immune system and even help reduce the severity of seasonal allergies.
Honey comes in many different flavors and colors. From an almost clear color to deep, dark brown; and fruity to herbaceous. The variations in honey are incredible. These differences are a direct result of the different flowers bees collect their honey from.
Honey doesn't spoil. That's right – that 10-year-old bottle of honey you have on the top shelf of your cabinet is still perfectly fine to eat! Honey contains a high concentration of sugar, high acidity, and low moisture which makes it nearly impossible for bacteria to grow.
In the hive, pollen acts as the primary source of protein for bees.
Honey has been treasured for centuries. It has been found in the tombs of ancient Egyptians and has been used for barter and trade all across the world.
Bee pollen cannot be replicated in a lab. It can only be harvested from active bee hives.
China is by and far the world's largest producer of honey – producing roughly 450K tons per year.
When bees collect pollen for the hive, they are not just bringing back food, they are helping to pollinate plants which is critical for farmers!