A bee taps 2 million flowers and flies 50,000 miles (80,000 kms) to make one pound (454 gm) of honey – travelling more than twice around the world to gather it. The basis of calculation is done after taking many facts for granted and the proof is often lost in the mists of time. C R Ribbands (1949) determined that one bee can visit several hundred of flowers for a load of sweet clover, and up to 1,100 – 1,446 flowers for a load of limanthes nectar.
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