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2 Bee or Not 2 Bee

Some facts regarding the making of one pound of honey:

  • Bees may travel as far as 55,000 miles
  • Bees may visit more than two million flowers to gather enough nectar
  • On the average, 1000 bees must work their entire lifetime to produce this much honey
  • In 2003, the United States produced 171.7 million pounds of honey

Questions: To produce that much honey...

  • How many miles did the bees probably need to travel?
  • How many flowers were probably visited?
  • How many bees gave their "lifetimes"?

Source: http://www.honey.com/