Thursday, July 17, 2008

North Carolina Symbols Part IV

State Insect, Honey Bee – Designated by General Assembly in 1973 Honey Bee became North Carolinas official State Insect. This hard working creature is responsible for the annual honey production worth more then $2,000,000 in the state. Not a native species, the honey bee was brought to North America by settlers from Europe. Honey, which bees produce to feed the colony, is a natural sweetener. In the process of gathering nectar to make honey, bees pollinate seed-bearing plants that provide us with food and with fiber for clothing. Pollination is biggest Honey Bee’s contribution to North Carolina crops.
Did you know that: The honey bee has been proclaimed the official state insect in 16 states?

Your North Carolina Broker Sonja Babic 252-617-0861

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