National Honey Month, initiated by the National Honey Board in 1989, marks an important time for honey producers and beekeepers across the nation. In the U.S., honey collection season typically concludes in September as bees begin to secure their hives and prepare for winter. Check out the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture’s blog post for a few fun, crazy facts you may not have known about bees, beekeeping and honey! For example, there are nearly 20,000 known species of bees throughout the world; 4,000 are native to the U.S.