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5 Fascinating Bee Facts

5 Fascinating Bee Facts

Bees are one of the most fascinating, popular and recognisable insects all around the world. With over 2000 bee species in Australia, it is almost certain that you have come in contact with a bee before and possibly even been stung! At Pesky Possum Bird & Pest Control we help Brisbane residents to solve their bee pest problems. We offer humane pest control services to help you solve your pest problems without damaging the environment unnecessarily. In this article, our pest control experts will be sharing 5 of the most fascinating bee facts.

There Are Lot’s of Bee Species

Many of us think of bees as just one species, one that is distinct from wasps. Did you know that there are over 20,000 different bee species all over the world? Here in Australia, we have over 2000 different species of bees. Our bee species range in size from 24mm to 2mm.’

Making Honey Isn’t Easy!

You may think that honey is easy to make due to how much of it you can find in your local supermarket. However, there is a lot of effort that goes into bees making honey. In fact, a beehive will travel around 88,000 kilometers to make just half a kilo of honey! That is a lot of work!

Honey Bees Are Fast

If you have seen a bee zipping by you then this won’t come as a surprise. Honey bees are incredibly quick for their size, and can travel at up to 25km per hour! This is largely due to their ability to beat their wings 200 times per second.

Worker Bees Live For Just Over a Month

That’s right, the average lifespan for a worker bee is just 5 to 6 weeks. However, in this time span, the average worker bee will actually produce a twelfth of a teaspoon of honey!

A Typical Bee Colony Has 50,000 Bees!

With the average honey bee worker producing only 1/12 of a teaspoon of honey over their entire lifespan, you would be forgiven for wondering how in the world beekeepers are able to generate so much honey. This comes down to the sheer volume of bees in any given bee colony or beehive. The average bee colony has over 50,000 active bees!

Have A Bee Problem That Needs Solving? Call Pesky Possum Bird & Pest ControlBrisbane!

If you have a bee pest problem on your commercial or residential problem then don’t hesitate to reach out to Pesky Possum Bird & Pest Control today! We are your local Brisbane bee pest control experts with years of experience in providing high-quality pest control services to Brisbane residents. What makes our service different? We understand the important role that bees play in our ecosystem, which is why we offer a humane pet control service wherever possible. You can find out more about our humane pest control service by clicking here.

Get your bee problem solved with Pesky Possum Bird & Pest Control. Call our experienced pest control professionals today on 1300 767 786 or email us at to get started. You can also visit our website to get a free quote on your pest control service by clicking here.