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Meet the Beekeeper - Plymouth County, MA

Meet the Beekeeper

Join Mr. Touhey, beekeeper at C&C Reading Farm, for FREE live demonstrations and educational fun for all. Explore the lives of bees and learn about maintaining hives.

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Facts About Bees

All of the recent buzz about bees isn’t just noise. Here are some fast facts about bees and humans:

  • BeesSize of a honeybee: 0.4″ to 0.6
  • Eggs produced on a daily basis by the queen, the central figure of a honeybee colony: 2,000
  • Lifespan of the queen bee: 2-4 years
  • Life span of a worker bee in summer: 3-6 weeks
  • Radius from their hive within which honeybees forage: 2 to 3 miles
  • Number of flowers bees need to visit to produce 1 lb. of honey: 2 million
  • Total number of plants humans eat that rely on bee pollination: 30
  • Total crops pollinated by bees and other insects out of the 100 crops that provide 90% of the world’s food: 70