Six things you need to know about bees...
1 a bee collects just 0.04g of nectar on each trip from the hive; it takes about two million flower visits to produce 500g of honey.
2 In 2015, a study found that bees contribute £651m to the economy every year through pollination which is £150m more than the Royal family brings into the economy through tourism.
3 Humans have been using bee products for millennia. Beeswax fillings have been found in 6,500-year-old human skulls.
4 Bees saved Henry V’s life: his surgeon used honey (a natural antibacterial agent) to treat an arrow wound on the king’s face.
5 Sherlock Holmes was an apiarist. In one story, His Last Bow, author arthur conan Doyle retired the ageing detective to a Sussex cottage to keep bees.
6 Real-life keepers include film star Scarlett Johansson, archbishop Justin Welby, and the Queen – Buckingham Palace garden has
its own honey-making hives.