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  1. FUN FACTS: from http://www.tarboovalleywoodenware.com/faqs.html

    How fast can bees fly?
    Bees can fly between six and nine miles per hour.

    How far do bees fly in a life time?
    Worker bees may fly up to 500 miles during their foraging existence which may last on average between 5 and 30 days.

    What is the radius bees will fly from their home site in order to forage?
    Bees will only fly as far as they need to, but may fly as far as 3 miles from home.

    What percentage of foraging bees collect nectar?
    Around 50 to 80 percent.

    How many trips will a single bee make a day to forage for nectar?
    As many as 30 trips for a single bee have been recorded.

    How much nectar can a bee collect during a single trip?
    A full load of nectar may weigh about 85% of the body weight of a bee.

    What percentage of foraging bees collect pollen?
    Around 15 to 30 percent

    How many trips will a single bee make a day to forage pollen?
    As many as 50 trips for a single bee have been recorded

    How much pollen can a bee collect during a single trip?
    Rarely more than 15 mg.

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