Learn More About the Hard-Working Bees Who Make Our Delicious Hawaiian Honey

slider_img_2Our raw honey from Hawaii is specially blended by the bees, who spend their days visiting various flowers and collecting tasty nectar. As the flowers that are in bloom change throughout the year, so do the flavors in the honey. It’s remarkable that such small creatures can create something so unique and delicious. When you begin to learn a little more about bees, you realize that although they are small, they are incredibly complex.

  • Honey bees are the only insects that produce a food substance consumed by humans.
  • The eyes of honeybees are each comprised of thousands of tiny lenses. Bees have two of these compound eyes — one on each side of the head. They also have three simple eyes, which are more like our own eyes, at the top of their heads.
  • Honey bees’ ability to recognize scents is very precise. They can differentiate among the scents of hundreds of different flower varieties. Honey bees have 170 different receptors dedicated to detecting odors, whereas fruit flies have only 62.
  • The distinct buzzing noise that honeybees make comes from their rapid wing strokes. Their wings beat at approximately 200 beats per second, allowing them to travel at speeds up to 15 miles per hour.
  • It takes a lot of bees to make the average bottle of honey! A single bee makes about 1/12 teaspoon of honey over her entire lifetime. The average colony contains between 20,000 and 60,000 worker bees.

If you’d like to sample the fruits of our bees’ labor, consider ordering yourself some raw honey from Hawaii. At Hawaii’s Local Buzz, we never pasteurize or filter our honey, and it is only blended by the bees themselves. Our winter and spring blends are currently available; try comparing the two for some extra fun.

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