Planet Bee Honey Farms

Vernon BC

Planet Bee Honey Farms gave us all the bee facts we needed about how bees make honey, the history of honey, the queen honey bee, and the heatlh benefits of honey.

As we watched bees making honey (behind glass) right in the honey bee hives, the queen bee was easy to spot!

planet bee honey farms

She's the mother of all the worker bees and bigger than them!

Located in the city of Vernon BC, Planet Bee is one of many fun family friendly attractions that we enjoy in the Okanagan Valley.

Honey Bee Facts We Learned At Planet Bee

Planet Bee Honey Farms gave us some interesting insight into the life of the honey bee. Here's a few facts we learned about them.

Honeybee's have 6 legs, 2 eyes, and 2 wings, a nectar pouch, and a stomach.

Honeybees are the only insects that produce food for human beings, and they are one of the most helpful insects in the world.

Not only do they give us honey, royal jelly, bee propolis, pollen, and beeswax, but honeybee's also pollinate the flowers which they visit.

planet bee

And bees are responsible for pollinating fruit and vegetable crops every year.

A healthy bee hive can have between 40 and 100,000 worker bees but there is always only one Queen bee.

A queen bee may lay 2,000 eggs per day during her busy season.

It required about 556 worker bees to gather a full pound of honey.

One worker bee gathers .0288 of an ounce (about one teaspoon) of honey in its entire life.

A worker bee's life span is about 6 weeks long.

And, a worker bee can travel an average of 1600 round trips of up to 6 miles each to collect it.

It takes one ounce of honey to fuel a bee's flight around the entire world.

About one half of a worker bee's life is spent on work within the hive, and the other half is spent as a field bee gathering nectar and pollen.

There were about 10,000 honey bees working in this Planet Bee honey farms display.

Have you ever seen so many honey bees?

Benefits Of Honey And Honey Facts

Honey is one of our safest foods.

Many harmful germs cannot live in honey for any length of time. Honey is high in vitamin C, a variety of B vitamins, and potassium. It's is a rich source of simple carbohydrates.
The purest of honey is from the honeycomb.
A honey and cinnamon mixture is found to be a good home remedy for many ilnesses, and is said to be helpful in strengthening the immune system and lower cholesterol. Honey also has powerful antioxidant and anti-bacterial properties which can help improve your digestive system and help you stay healthy and fight disease.
Honey is the only food that includes all the substances necessary to sustain life, including water. bee hive at planet bee
As a carbohydrate, honey supplies energy at 64 calories per tablespoon, providing fuel to working muscles.
Honey has been used in cosmetics and medicine for thousands of years!

Honey and beeswax form the basics of many skin creams, lip-balms, and hand lotions. It has the ability to attract and absorb moisture, which makes it remarkably soothing for minor burns and helps to prevent scaring.

Propolis is the part the beehives are made of.
Bees create propolis by collecting a resinous sap from trees, then mixing it with wax. It contains a rich variety of potent polyphenols and flavonoids, and is considered a powerful natural antibiotic. Honeybees ingest honey to make beeswax. It takes approximately 7 kg (15 lb.) of honey to produce 1 kg (2 lb.) of wax. Once the honeybee ingests honey, it takes about 24 hours for their bodies to convert the honey to wax. The beeswax is then secreted out through glands under the bee's belly.

Inside Planet Bee Honey Farms

Planet Bee Honey Farms also has a great gift shop!

inside planet bee honey farms

In the gift shop you can find things like honey (of course!), bees wax candles, pollen, bee propolis, and other honey based products.

Naturally we shopped in the store for a while, and when we left, we left with a yummy bag full of goodies!

The honey is really delicious!

Our favorite? The cinnamon and honey sticks!

How To Find Planet Bee Honey Farms

5011 Bella Vista Road
Vernon, British Columbia
V1H 1A1
Telephone: (250) 542-8088

And a handy map to help you find your way!

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