The internet is full of fabulous facts about everything from current events to the history basket weaving and honey fun facts. As we research for our daily content on food trucks, food carts and street food, we stumble upon some items of knowledge that we just did not know.

We have decided when these fun facts pop up, that we would share them with our readers in our section titled “Did You Know?”

For today’s Did You Know we will look at Honey Fun Facts

Honey Fun Facts: The process of making honey begins when the bees feast on flowers, collecting the flower nectar in their mouths. This nectar then mixes with special enzymes in the bees’ saliva, a process that turns it into honey. The bees carry the honey back to the hive where they deposit it into the cells of the hive’s walls. The fluttering of their wings provides the necessary ventilation to reduce the moisture’s content making it ready for consumption.

  • Honey bees from a typical hive visit approximately 225,000 flowers per day. Bees must visit approximately 2 million flowers and fly over 55,000 miles to make 1 pound of honey.
  • September is National Honey Month.
  • Honey is the main ingredient in the alcoholic beverage mead.
  • Honey is a Hebrew word meaning enchant.
  • Honey is 80% sugars and 20% water.
  • Honey stored in air tight containers never spoils. Sealed honey vats found in King Tut’s tomb still contained edible honey, despite over 2,000 years beneath the desert sands.
  • Honey was so in demand in the eleventh century that it was a stipulation for German peasants to offer their feudal lords payment in honey and beeswax.
  • Two tablespoons of honey would fuel a honey bee flying once around the world.
  • On average a worker bee will make 1/12 teaspoon of honey in her lifetime.

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Honey Fun Facts We May Have Missed

If so, please feel free to let us know about the Honey Fun Facts we missed. We always love to add to these lists. If we can verify that the facts is just that, a fact, we will give the reader credit in the article.

Reference: Wikipedia facts about Honey.

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