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How Many Bees in a Hive

A hive can contain up to 70,000 bees in midsummer. There will be 1 queen, 250 drones, 20,000 female foragers, 30,000 female house-bees, 5,000 to 7,000 eggs, 7,000-11,000 larvae being fed, 16,000 to 24,000 larvae developing into adults in sealed cells.

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Ashford Beekeeping For Beginners Course 2016

This intensive theory course will be held over 4 consecutive evenings in May 2016 from 7pm to 9pm and will give you all the information that you need to successfully keep your first colony of bees. Course run by Ashford BKA.

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