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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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Published 28.Nov.2012, 11:13pm


Meeting of the Parliamentary HOC Environmental Audit Committee

If you wish to watch the recording here is the URL:

There is also a recording of the afternoon session URL:

The next committee meeting is on November 28th 2012 when representatives from Bayer and Syngenta will make their presentations and face questioning.

The third session where Syngenta are called can be viewed by following the URL: 

David Wood

Revised: 30/11/12

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