Since last May, the Oswegoland Park District has been growing it’s honey bee population. Our operations department has grown to have three bee hives. One hive can house approximately 60,000 honey bees. This has been done in an effort to support the struggling honey bee population in the United States. They are a vital piece of a healthy ecosystem as they are responsible for roughy 80% of crop pollination.
- The queen bee lays around 1,500 eggs per day
- The worker bees are female and do all the work for the hive
- Bees are the only insect that creates food humans eat
- Bees need honey to last through the winter; beekeepers only collect excess honey