Given how much bees love to visit our apple orchard and herb gardens . . . we thought we’d invite them to be permanent guests and in 2015 set up our first beehives.
Our hives hold about 60,000 bees each, most of which are ‘worker bees’. And they need to work! Each bee will on average only produce half a teaspoon of bees. So to make a pound of honey it takes 556 foraging bees . . . to visit 2 million flowers . . . flying a total of 55,000 miles.