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2020 Hubert Celebrates Honey Bees

2020 Hubert Celebrates Honey Bees Virtual Run Challenge
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Honey bees work hard all year long, and September is the month to celebrate them! 

During the month of September, you get to customize your medal with up to 6 different honey comb tokens. 
Stay active all month long by running or walking up to 6 distances to fill in your honey comb.
You can do all of the same distance or mix it up!

Distances you can complete for honey comb tokens:
• 1 Mile
• 5K
• 10K
• 13.1 Miles
• 26.2 Miles
• 50K
• 100K

Hubert has a special place in his heart for honey bees--- they dance, are endurance athletes, and make delicious honey. Because bees can't see the color red, Hubert puts on his fabulous purple hair when he visits their hives for honey bee hugs.

Stay fit and celebrate all the different distances honey bees fly we fly into Fall 2020!

FAQs:

I don't run unless a serial killer clown is after me. Can I walk these distances instead?
Absolutely! I know people who walk faster than I run! Walk with your dog, walk around the local park, or walk back and forth in your kitchen--- it's all good!

I don't have a GPS watch or anything like that. Do you need proof?
No GPS watch needed. Just keep track of your time- you will need to record it along with your distance traveled. This is on the honor system.

Do I have to run all 6 distances to get my medal?
As soon as you complete and record your first distance, your medal will ship with your first honey comb token. You can stop and not do anymore distances, or you can continue completing distances the rest of the month to get your remaining honey comb tokens. The idea is to encourage you to stay active all month, but if you only manage to do one distance because the world is a mess, that is totally cool too!

I don't run long distance- can I just run the 1 mile (6) different times?
Of course! Everyone is in a different place right now, and if you feel like challenging yourself to do the 1 mile distance (6) times, then you do it! You will get (6) 1-mile tokens and you be your awesome self!!

If I run the 100K, doesn’t that cover all the distances?
The idea is to stay fit ALL SEPTEMBER LONG, so you should run the different distances separately and enter them separately. Bees travel different distances all day long! You should try to do that all month long and keep your fitness going into fall (the time of year with THE BEST FOOD).

Does the 100K need to be completed in one day?
The 100K should be completed within one 24-hour period. Same goes for all the other distances- each one should be completed in a 24-hour period. NO, you do not need to do all the distances in THE SAME 24-hour period….

Can I do more than one distance in a 24-hour period?
Yes! You can do as many as you want in a day. Want to bang out (6) 1-mile distances and fill up your honey comb right away- do it! Have a long run planned and want to bang out the 1-mile, the 5K and the 10K in one day? Do it!  BUT!!! Keep track of the individual times as you will need to enter those into the website 😊

Do you put the honey comb tokens in the medal for me?
Nope--- this a medal you get to customize (partly) yourself! Like a little DIY project to keep you entertained and motivated!
As you complete distances and record them, I will mail out your tokens. When they arrive, you pop them into whichever honey comb you want with a dab of glue. Just about any glue will work and TA-DA! Your very own medal!

FUN BEE FACTS

Fun bee facts to help you love them even more!

  1. Newborn bees ask for food by sticking out their tongues at passing worker bees. 
  2. A worker bee will fly the equivalent distance of 1 ½ times the circumference of the Earth in their lifetime.
  3. A productive queen can lay up to 2,500 eggs per day.
  4. Mead, which is made from fermented honey, is the world’s oldest fermented beverage.
  5. The perfect hexagons that form honeycomb hold the most amount of honey with the smallest amount of material (wax).
  6. Honey bees are the only insect that produces food consumed by humans.
  7. Honey bees beat their wings 200 times per second, creating their trademark “buzz”.
  8. Though bees have jointed legs, they do not possess anything like a kneecap, and therefore do not have knees. Well, ain't that just the bees knees!
  9. Honey is the only known source of the antioxidant pinocembrin.
  10. Honey is the only foodstuff that contains all of the necessary nutrients to sustain life.
  11. Bee venom is used as a treatment for several ailments, including arthritis and high blood pressure.
  12. A single hive can produce anywhere from 60 to 100 pounds of honey every year.
  13. The ancient Greeks and Romans viewed honey as a symbol of love, beauty, and fertility.
  14. The name ‘Melissa’ is derived from the Greek word for honey bee.
  15. Beekeeping is said to be the second oldest professions.
  16. The darker the honey, the greater amount of antioxidant properties it has.
  17. Bees can be trained to locate buried land mines.
  18. A worker bee can carry a load of nectar or pollen equal to 80% of her own body weight.
  19. In the United States, more than 300 different kinds of honey are produced every year. The variety in color and flavor is determined by the types of flowers from which the bees collect nectar.
  20. Honey bees have 170 odorant receptors, and have a sense of smell 50 times more powerful than a dog.
  21. A hive is perennial, meaning that it becomes inactive in the winter but “awakens” again in the spring. When individuals die, they are quickly replaced – workers every 6-8 weeks, and the queen every 2-3 years. Because of this, a hive could technically be immortal!
  22. Bees have 2 stomachs – one for eating, and one for storing nectar.
  23. Hives produce 5 distinct substances: honey, beeswax, propolis, pollen, and royal jelly.
  24. During the winter, some worker bees take on the job of “heater bees,” where they vibrate their bodies in order to keep the hive at the optimal temperature of 95ºF.
  25. Honey has antibacterial properties and can be used as a dressing for wounds.
  26. Bees use propolis, a sticky substance gathered from the buds of trees, to fill in cracks and weatherproof their hives.
  27. Bees communicate in 2 ways: the waggle dance, and through the use of pheromones.
  28. In 1984, honeybees on a space shuttle constructed a honeycomb in zero gravity.
  29. Bees are being used to study dementia. When a bee takes on a new job usually done by a younger bee, its brain stops aging!
  30. Bees use the sun as a compass, and on cloudy days, use polarized light to find their way.
  31. Bees, like many insects, see from approximately 300 to 650 nm. That means they can't see the color red, but they can see in the ultraviolet spectrum (which humans cannot).

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