I found some really interesting facts about bees on the internet.
How many miles does a bee have to fly to make one pound of honey?
How many flowers does a bee have to visit to gather nectar to make one pound of honey?
How many flowers does a bee visit in one collection trip? The answers really surprised me and before I tell you the answers I want you to think about something else.
Did you know that there are an estimated 10,000,000,000,000,000,000 different insects in the world? That is 10 quintillion. Ten with 18 zeros! I don't know who counted all of them, but that number is bigger than I can even imagine. Think of the creative imagination that God had on day five when He created the swimming and flying things.
Bees have a very important role in nature. Bees pollinate nearly 3/4 of the plants in the world that provide 1/3 of all of our food. Think about that. On average, every third spoonful has something that was affected by bees. We have some people in our church who have bee hives and sell honey. It is really good for you and the closer to your home that the honey is harvested, the better it is for you.
I'm amazing at God's handiwork. All of the stars. All of the animals. All of the different kinds of people. And all of the bees in the world. He had a perfect plan for how this world would survive and He uses even the small bees to do a very important job. He also uses small people -- like you-- to do important jobs too. You might be the only one in the world who can encourage someone. Even when you are little He has a job for you every day. Every day tell Jesus "yes, whatever you want from me today!'
Oh, yeah. The answers to the questions. Bees fly 90,000 miles (three times around the earth) to make one pound of honey. A bee has to visit two million flowers to make a pound of honey. A bee will visit 50-100 flowers during a collection trip. (info from https://nationaldaycalendar.com/world-bee-day-may-20/)