GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

The Most Surprising Bee Statistics in 2024

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"Bees have a unique method of communicating called the "waggle dance" to convey information about the location of food sources."

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"A hive can produce 50-100 pounds of honey in a year."

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"Bees have been a part of Earth's ecosystem for around 130 million years."

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"There are approximately 20,000 species of bees worldwide."

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"Bees are responsible for the pollination of 1 in every 3 bites of food we eat."

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"The economic value of bees' pollination services is estimated at $15 billion annually in the U.S."

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"The average life span of a worker bee during the summer is approximately six weeks."

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"The combined length of a bee's proboscis can be up to 10 millimeters."

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"Honey bees have five eyes - two compound eyes and three tiny ocelli eyes."

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"Honey bees are the only insects that produce food eaten by humans."

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"Bees have 170 odorant receptors in their antennae."

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"Honey never spoils. Archaeologists have found pots of honey in ancient Egyptian tombs that are over 3,000 years old and still edible."

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"During peak seasons, a bee colony may contain up to 60,000 workers."

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"The electric field around flowers can change in the presence of bees."

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"Bees can recognize human faces."

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"A single bee can visit up to 5,000 flowers in one day."

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"The queen bee can lay up to 2,500 eggs per day."

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"Honey bees contribute to pollinating about 75% of the fruits, nuts, and vegetables in the U.S."

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"Bees can fly at a speed of about 20 mph."

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"Approximately 70% of bees are solitary and do not live in colonies."

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