The secret life of bees
Did you know?
To make one pound of honey, bees must visit 2 million flowers. One bee visits approximately 5,000 flowers per day.
When procuring bees for your own hive, they are purchased by the pound, plus a queen. One pound of bees equals between 3,500-4,000 bees.
One bee colony can produce between 60-100 pounds of honey in a year.
Bees forage up to 4-5 miles from their hive.
Looking to plant a pollinator garden that can attract bees, butterflies and hummingbirds? The following businesses are well versed in the right plants for the right place to keep our local ecology thriving.
Agway of Cape Cod • agwaycapecod.com
Gregory Lombardi Design • lombardidesign.com
Littlefield Landscapes • littlefieldlandscapes.com
Miskovsky Landscaping • miskovskylandscaping.com
Parterre Garden Services • parterregarden.com
S&E Companies • s-eservices.com
Schumacher Landscape Construction and Landscape Maintenance • dschumacher.com
Soares Flower Garden Nursery • soaresflowergardennursery.com
Sudbury Design Group • landscapearchitectureboston.com
To learn more about how beekeeping can become part of your life, check out:
The Best Bees Company • 617-445-2322 • bestbees.com
Barnstable County Beekeepers Association, barnstablebeekeepers.org
Cape Cod Museum of Natural History • 508-896-3867 • ccmnh.org
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