The Labor of Honey Bees

labor of the honey bee“The bee is more honored than other animals, not because she labors, but because she labors for others” – Saint John Chrysostom – (archbishop of Constantinople, 347-407)

 

Honeybees work hard, which ultimately ends up bee-ing good for all of us!

One beehive will make 500,000,000 visits to flowers in the course of one year, and the result of that labor is a healthy ecosystem consisting of strong flowering plants, oxygen production as well as decreased soil erosion, and food for the rest of the animal world (including us).

Honeybees are the unsung heroes of the planet, and they should be loved for their selfless offerings. Every hive creates an average of 84 pounds of surplus honey every year and many pounds of surplus beeswax too.

Sit back and appreciate the fact that a teaspoon of honey represents over 30,000 flower visits. That’s a lot of pollination and a great insurance policy for the next generation of flowering plants! The amount of beeswax in one Savannah Bee Lip Balm represents about 45,000 flower visits! Enjoy honeybee products because you are supporting beekeepers that are supporting the honeybees. And the honeybees truly help make the world go round!

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