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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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National Honey Show Lecture Videos

Published 9.Dec.2013, 11:25pm

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The first two lecture videos from the 2013 National Honey Show lecture series have been released:

1. The Sustainable Apiary by Mike Palmer.

2. Origins and Evolutionary History of the Honey Bee by Prof. Robert Paxton.

This development has been jointly funded by The National Lottery and The National Honey Show.

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