Silkworm

  • Insects have their skeleton on the outside.
  • Insects are the only animals with true wings. A true wing is not derived from any other structure.  
  • Flies are the only insects with one pair of wings. All other winged insects have two pair. 
  • It takes 3,000 silkworm cocoons to make one pound of silk.
  • Ten percent (10%) of the world’s biomass is composed of ants.

 For the love of Honey

  • It takes 10 million trips to produce one pound of honey.
  • Honey bees fly up to 60 miles per day foraging for nectar and pollen.
  • The word honeymoon comes from The Middle Ages when a newly-wed couple was given enough honey wine to last the first month of their marriage.