Worker honey bees live for around 5 months
Bees work around 8 hours per day
One bee will make around 1/12 teaspoon of honey in their lifetime
That’s 14400 bee-hours per teaspoon.
Let’s say they work for 13 cents per hour, which comparable to a Bangladeshi garment worker.
That means labour alone costs $1872 per teaspoon.
7.1g of honey in a teaspoon
So honey would cost $264/g in labour.
Normally there’s roughly a 100% mark-up for the distributor and 100% mark-up for the retailer, so to buy it from a store would likely cost closer to $1050/g.
This means that a small 12oz bottle would cost around $350,000.
Point being told that bees shut their little yappers and make some honey their whole life. NO complaints. Just for it to be taken from them. They get no paycheck. Not even a thank you from society. We use them over and over for their delicious, sweet tasting honey.
Bee's are looked over and this crisis needs to stop!!