What’s the buzz around bees?
EARTHDAY.ORG’s Bee Facts
What’s the buzz around bees? Well, they’re some of Earth’s best pollinators — besides making honey, they help crops grow! We wouldn’t bee much without them. Keep scrolling to read, learn, and share about these beeautiful animals, and see EARTHDAY.ORG’s work to protect our sweetest pollinators.
If you want to get more involved, check out our resources on the bottom of this page.
HONEY-COMBING THROUGH THE FACTS
Sweet as can bee
The honey bee is the only insect that produces food eaten by humans
The average forager (the ones you see in flowers) makes about 1/12th of a teaspoon of honey in her lifetime
90% of wild plants and 75% of leading global crops depend on pollination
SHARE THE BUZZ
Beauty is In the EYE(s) of the Bee-holder
Bees have FIVE eyes and two pairs of wings
Some bees can fly at about 20 miles an hour
Bees have been on Earth for about 30 million years
WANT TO BEE A PART OF THE CHANGE WITH EARTHDAY.ORG?
These fuzzy pollinators need our help. Threats like colony collapse disorder, habitat loss, and climate change are huge issues to bee survival. When we’re not making puns, EARTHDAY.ORG is working year-round to give you everything you need to bee a hero.