A few basic facts about bees:
* A single honey bee may collect 1/12 teaspoon of honey in her lifetime.
* To make 1 pound of honey, bees may need to fly 50,000 miles.
* Honey bees may forage up to 2-5 miles from the hive.
There is a lot of discussion about Colony Collapse Disorder based on the disappearance of bee colonies. The USDA site answers some questions about Colony Collapse Disorder and how it affects us.
Here’s another perspective from the New York Times.
The National Honey Bee Day website has a lot of resources about honeybees
It’s always nice to end with a note of hope. Some help for the bees.