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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 2016

Published 4.Jul.2016, 6:04pm

Nick Mengham Courses

One day practical beekeeping course for newcomers and beginners.

Venue: Little Chart in the Weald of Kent

Time: 10.30am to 5.00pm

Dates:

Saturday 4th June 2016

Saturday 2nd July 2016

Saturday 23rd July 2016

Saturday 6th August 2016

Learn how to handle live bees, sampling the main aspects involved in keeping a hive or two of bees, including understanding the life cycle of the bee, how to use the hive tools and smoker, how to deal with swarming. We will also cover honey extraction and production.

Tutors: Nick Mengham and Jennifer Mengham.

Coffees, teas, lunch and hand-outs included.

Please download application form for full details or use the online booking form from the link below.

For further information or help contact Nick Mengham on 01233 840660 or nick@mrbumble.biz
 

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Joshua Fenton
12.May.2015 9:19pm [ 1 ]

Hello, I booked onto your one day course (in June) last week, and am still waiting for a paypal (paypay) invoice, I just wanted to check everything is ok?

Thanks, Josh

Patricia Payne
5.Jun.2015 2:17pm [ 2 ]

Hello, I booked onto your one day course Sunday 19th July 2015 and asked to pay by cheque. I printed off what I thought was a copy of where to send my chequ (payable to N Mangham I think, but the sheet didn't print and when I went back into my records, I could not raise the page again.

Please could you email me details of where to send the cheque and confim please that I am booked onto the course. I asked to hire a beekeeping suit as well so could you confirm this is OK please.

Regards Trish Payne.

Keith
8.Aug.2015 5:08pm [ 3 ]

I'd be interested in coming along to the course but don't have any PPE, would that be a problem? Would also be interested in local branches to Plumstead so Kent on my doorstep. Kindest Regards Keith

Maggie
30.Nov.2015 9:12am [ 4 ]

Can you please let me know if you are running these Beeday courses in 2016 please? A quick response would be appreciated Thanks

Mick Gall
10.Jul.2016 11:36am [ 5 ]

I attended the 2nd July 2016 course at Little Chart and glad I did too. Thoroughly recommend this course if you are looking to start bee keeping. It touches on all the main points which are explained clearly by Nick and Jennifer. There's both theory and practical, an excellent day in a lovely setting.

Sam
9.Sep.2016 11:13pm [ 6 ]

Will you be running any beginners beekeeping courses in 2017?

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