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Hard Life

To collect a pound of honey a bee might have to fly a distance equivalent to twice round the world. This is likely to involve more than 10,000 flower visits on perhaps 500 foraging trips.
A worker honeybee in summer lives only 6 to 8 weeks from the time she hatches as an adult bee. Before that, it takes just 3 weeks for her to develop from an egg.

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Healthy Bees Plan Newsletter October 2010

Fera is an Executive Agency of Defra October 2010 quarterly newsletter on progress with implementing the Healthy Bees Plan. Updates are available via beebase: https://secure.fera.defra.gov.uk/beebase/index.cfm?sectionid=41.

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