Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Work Hard for My Honey

Busy as a bee sounds appropriate, as September is National Honey Month. To make one pound of yummy honey is like 8 round trips between NY and Paris. Here are factoids to share with your honey and friends for this month:

-Honey bee pollination supports $15 billion worth of agriculture in the U.S.
-The mysterious Colony Collapse Disorder killed 33% of U.S. commercial honey bees since 2006.
-The average worker bee makes ½ of a teaspoon of honey in its lifetime.
-The average American eats 1.3 pounds of honey per year.
-North Dakota produced 35 million pounds of honey worth $47.4 million; more than any other state.

Thank you North Dakota!

Source: Fast Company, 2009

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