It takes teamwork to make honey
What's the Buzz?
Rose Herbs and Honey looks after approximately 1 million bees, in and around the Victor Harbor to Currency Creek areas of the Fleurieu region of South Australia.
A bee-centric approach is part of the overall interaction with the bees. Honey is taken when the bees can spare it, and the bees are allowed to build fresh wax comb to ensure that any garden residues are kept to an absolute minimum. This also provides wax for candle and soapmaking.
I have been looking after bees for a few years, but still consider byself a beginner, I am constantly learning from them.
Bee Fact 1
The average worker bee produces about 1/12th teaspoon of honey in her lifetime. That is why it makes so much sense to say: "äs busy as a bee"
Bee Fact 2
A hive of bees will fly 145,000 kms, the equivalent of three orbits around the earth to collect 1 kg of honey.
Bee Fact 3
A colony of bees consists of 20,000-60,000 honeybees and one queen. Worker honey bees are female, live for about 6 weeks and do all the work.
Bee Fact 4
Larger than the worker bees, the male honey bees (also called drones), have no stinger and do no work at all. All they do is eat and mate (and then die). In fact, before winter or when food becomes scarce, female honeybees usually force surviving males out of the nest.