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Busy Bees
Numbers Game


Each of the following questions show just how long it takes to make the honey for your cornbread.

Bee and Flower

1. To gather one pound of honey, a bee must travel a distance equal to at least 3 times around the world. How many miles will it travel if the distance around the equator equals 24,900 miles? ________________

2. It takes 160,000 bee-hours to produce one pound of pure-ripened honey. How many hours would it take to make 1/2 pound of honey? _________________

3. Using the information from problem 1, figure out how many miles a bee must travel to make five pounds of honey. ______________________

4. Using the information in problem 2, figure out how many bee-hours it would take to make 6 pounds of honey. ____________________

5. A honeybee must make approximately 154 trips to and from his hive to produce a teaspoon of honey. How many trips would it take to make one tablespoon of honey? (hint: 3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon) ________________________

6. Using the information given in problem 5, how many trips would a honeybee make to and from his hive to make 1 cup of honey? (hint: 16 tablespoons = 1 cup) ___________________



Answers:

1. 74,700 miles

2. 80,000 hours

3. 373,500 miles

4. 960,000 hours

5. 462 trips

6. 7,392 trips


*Thank you to Agriculture in Montana Schools for providing this information.


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