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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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Exam Success in Kent

Published 18.Sep.2008, 10:34pm


Congratulations to Ian Stell of Sidcup Branch and Kay Wreford of Mid Kent Branch have both passed their Basic Assessment of the BBKA.

We have also been advised that John Wilby of Gravesend Branch has passed his Module 1 (Honeybee management) with credit and that Ian Stell has passed Module 1 with distinction, Module 2 (Honeybee products) also Module 3 (Honeybee diseases & pests) with Credit. Bob Smith our SBO from Rochester has passed his written examination for the National Diploma in Beekeeping.

Our congratulations to these beekeepers on these fine achievements.


1 comment(s) on this page. Add your own comment below.

Robert Fitzpatrick
23.Jan.2010 1:14pm [ 1 ]

Please Mr Webmaster update this page, if we want to impress new beekeepers that we are providing a worthwhile service, then it needs to be newer than 2008. Please do not take this as a nasty remark, its just something I look at quite regularly as I expect others do too. Bob Fitzpatrick MBKA member.

Webmasters comments:

The 2008 results is a archived news article and will not be updated. Regards Steven

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