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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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Kent Bees and Honey Show 2014

Download the show schedule for the Kent Bees and Honey Show 2014 organised by the Kent Beekeepers’ Association in conjunction with Dover, Medway and Thanet Beekeepers’ Associations. Dates: Friday, Saturday & Sunday 11th, 12th  & 13th July, 2014 (entries close 27th June) Venue: Kent County Showground, Detling, Maidstone.

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