Updated: Jun 14
Interesting Bee Fact I found while reading about Milk and Honey references.
So, a land flowing with milk and honey does not actually mean rivers of milk and land oozing honey, but it does mean this land had to be fertile enough to support livestock to have a constant supply of milk and plenty of bees to be flowing with honey. This is where I took a rabbit trail on honey production.
According to the American Bee Journal, in ideal conditions, a hive of bees will collectively travel as far as 55,000 miles and tap into more than 2 million flowers to make one pound of honey. So the phrase "busy as a bee" now has a whole new meaning! (I will never use that phrase about me again because I am nowhere as busy as a bee!) A productive hive can
make up to 2 pounds of honey a day. Many natural factors affect the bees' ability to make honey, rainfall, variety and abundance of vegetation, and weather patterns. So, a land flowing with milk and honey had to have all of these things in place for it to be flowing with honey. Now that's a lot of flowering vegetation, lush landscape, and a lot of bees!