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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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Introduction to Bees and Beekeeping Day 2012

Published 24.Apr.2012, 9:58pm

Nick Mengham Courses

One day practical beekeeping training in which we will learn how to handle live bees and visit the main aspects involved in keeping a hive or two of bees. Held near Charing, Kent, from 10.30am to 5.00pm on the following dates:

Saturday 26th May 2012

Sunday 27th May 2012

Saturday 9th June 2012

Sunday 10th June 2012

Saturday 7th July 2102

Sunday 8th July 2012

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

mandy streams
3.May.2012 3:24pm [ 1 ]

Please could you give me price and availibilty for Sunday 27th May-for 1adult and price for a couple-incase i am brave enough to join my husband-many thanks

lesley whittle
13.Jun.2013 5:43pm [ 2 ]

Hi Nick - would this course be suitable as a "taster day". I have wondered about bee-keeping for some years now and, having taken an early retirement (now aged 55) I am in a position to see if bee keeping really is for me.
regards Lesley

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