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Hard Life

To collect a pound of honey a bee might have to fly a distance equivalent to twice round the world. This is likely to involve more than 10,000 flower visits on perhaps 500 foraging trips.
A worker honeybee in summer lives only 6 to 8 weeks from the time she hatches as an adult bee. Before that, it takes just 3 weeks for her to develop from an egg.

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Introduction to Beekeeping 2017 - Sidcup/Bexley

Published 14.Jun.2017, 4:15pm

Dates: Saturday & Sunday 24th/25th June 2017

Times: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Venue: Bradbourne House, New Rd, East Malling, ME19 6DZ

Cost: £50 - will include refreshments, lunch and course materials.

Tutors: Dez Leach and Keith Underwood

We will cover equipment and hives, bee handling, basic bee biology and the beekeeping year – with a focus on the practical aspects of becoming a beekeeper, i.e. What do I need to get started?

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