May 12, 2009

:30 video of Incoming Pollen

Someone has dropped her pollen load and a sister is trying to pick it up.
  • to rear one worker bee requires 0.14g
  • an average load weighs .014g
  • 27kg (61 lbs.) is required to sustain an average colony each year
  • that's about 2,000,000 foraging trips!
Pollen Facts from Keeping Bees and Making Honey p. 61

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