One of my bees on Goldenrod
It has been estimated that it takes 10,000 bees three days to produce 1lb. of pure beeswax – and to produce this they need to consume at least 6lb. of honey. One pound of honey requires 37,000 loads of nectar – the mileage flown by bees to gather this amount of nectar is approximately 50,000 miles.
A 1oz. block of wax requires a total journey of 18,750 miles or three quarters of the distance round the world.