Adopt a Beehive Information
Did You Know?
- More than 80% of our food supply is directly or indirectly associated with honey bee pollination.
- Honey bee populations around the globe are rapidly declining due to parasites, pathogens, pesticides and other potentially urban-related factors.
- In the U.S. alone, nearly 40% of managed honey bee colonies are disappearing every year, posing a threat to the nation’s entire food chain.
- Honey is the only food that includes all the necessary substances to sustain life.
- Honey bees are the only insect that produces a food eaten by man.
- A honey bee colony is composed of about 20,000 to 50,000 bees; one queen, several hundred drones and thousands of workers.
- A worker bee will collect nectar from between 50 to 100 flowers on every foraging trip.
- It takes the nectar from about 1 million flowers to make one pound of honey.
- Worker bees fly the distance of about 2 times around the world to collect enough nectar to make one pound of honey.
- Worker bees must consume about 8 pounds of honey to produce one pound of beeswax.
- Honey bees have existed for about one million years.
- The worker bee produces about 1/12th of a teaspoon of honey during her lifetime.
Your Donation will go to the following:
- Adding new beehives to our apiary
- Purchasing equipment needed to maintain the beehives
- Purchasing new bees and queens to increase our population
- Purchasing organic feed for early spring such as flowers and organic teas to supplement their diet before we have a bloom.
- Purchasing organic disease prevention for mites and other disease.