Did you know that honeybees are responsible for over 80% of pollination of the plant foods that humans eat? Without pollinators, we as the human race would be food poor in a very short period of time. Some interesting facts about honeybees. Believe it or not, it would take just one ounce of honey to fuel one honeybee’s flight around the world. To give you some perspective, that is 24,901 miles per ounce. A honeybee’s wing stoke is 11,400 times per second thus, the distinct buzzing sound that we are familiar with. A worker bee only lives about 4 weeks during the spring and summer seasons but can live 6 months during fall and winter. An average bee will only make 1/12 of a teaspoon of honey in its lifetime. One can see why honeybees have to keep working to produce up to 60 pounds per hive per year. Honeybees are our friends and help in continuing the human species. We should be aware of protecting the bee by studying colony collapse disorder as a real danger to the existence to honey bees. Colony collapse disorder is when a large number of worker of worker bees disappear leaving the queen with just enough food and nurse bees to feed the immature brood but not enough to sustain the colony. The cause of this disorder may be caused by mites, pesticides or disease. In any case this disorder needs study and action to save the honey bee. The honeybee can help us by helping them.