How Much Does a Bee Weigh?

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Bees weigh approximately one tenth of a gram. Worker bees can carry up to one half of their weight. A bee’s maximum flight range is approximately 5 kilometers, or about 3 miles, but most bees gather nectar closer to the hive.

During a single collection trip, honeybees visit between 50 to 100 flowers. Bees possess five eyes that consist of two compound lenses and three light sensors. Bees fly up to 15 miles per hour, and there are over 50,000 bees in a single hive. Bees need to tap approximately two million flowers and travel over 55,000 miles to produce 1 pound of honey.