Bees are some of the fascinating beings on Earth. The flying critters have been producing honey since the Cretaceous period( 100 million years ago) when dinosaurs still roamed the planet. Bees are remarkably hard workers. For example, to render one pound( 454 milligrams) of honey, bees must visit two million flowers and fly over 55,000 miles (8 8,514 km ). An median honey bee, despite its industriousness, only creates about 1/12 of a teaspoon of honey in its short lifespan( 28 to 35 days ). This explains why bee colonies generally number in the tens of thousands. The speedy little fliers also travel great distances, generally within two miles of their hive.( Comparing their size to ours, that’s like us traveling 250 miles .) The bee product we’re most familiar with – honey – is an essential part of many cultures, whether it be in medication, cuisine, or folklore about hungry bears. But, despite stirring it into hot tea or eating a spoonful for an energy fixing, honey has many unusual or unexpected uses we don’t often hear about. We bring out these unexpected uses which range from cooking to a parasite killer to its host of antibacterial and antioxidant uses. Honey is one of the most useful substances on Earth and in this list, it receives its rightful place, especially as it applies to strange ways honey can be used. So pick up a comb and buzz through this list of 25 Unexpected and Unusual Uses for Honey.