May was all about bees and honey.
Did you know that the average honey bee can visit more than 2,000 flowers in one day? As they move from flower to flower in search of nectar, they leave behind grains of pollen, allowing plants to grow and produce food.
When honey bees come back to the hive with pollen for
honey-making, they perform a little dance to let the rest
of the hive know where the good flowers are located. The
bee will then turn the collected nectar into honey by adding
enzymes from their stomach and reducing moisture by
flapping their wings at a high rate of speed. To make one
pound of honey, bees will need to visit two million flowers
and fly approximately 55,000 miles.
Check out our May Fact Sheet for recipes for Honey Apple Nachos and Fruit Yogurt Popsicles.