It takes 1,152 bees to travel 112,000 miles and visit 4.5 million flowers.
So says Chris Maxwell of Wild Creek Bee Farm, Lehighton, who recently spoke to members of the Palmerton Historical Society.
Maxwell shared his knowledge about bees, and all of the work involved in making just 16 ounces of honey.
He said when his family moved to Slatington, there were few kids his age, but there were fields of wildflowers. Today, Maxwell has from 600 to 1,000 colonies of bees that get moved to wherever the farmers need pollination.