Kent Bee-keepers' Association

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.

All facts for Honey Show

Honey Show

Kent Bees and Honey Show 2014

Organised by the Kent Beekeepers’ Association in conjunction with Dover, Medway and Thanet Beekeepers’ Associations.

Kent Show
Honey show and display
Phil Renolds
Phil Reynolds himself. Picture taken at Detling at The Kent County Show, Summer 2000. Phil holding the cup for his show winning Mead.

Dates: Friday, Saturday & Sunday 11th, 12th  & 13th July, 2014 (entries close 27th June)

Venue: Kent County Showground, Detling, Maidstone, Kent.
Show Secretary: John Chapman, 28 Wallace Road, Rochester, Kent ME1 2TB. Tel: 01634 400570.

Can you help as a steward at the show? Please contact Bob Smith Tel: 0208 300 1807 or